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Sainsbury's Is Ditching Plastic Wrapping For Their Flower Bouquets

Bye bye, plastic wraps. Hello, reusable paper packaging!


Finally, we’re getting somewhere here! Weeks after committing to cutting their plastic waste by 50% over the next 5 years, British supermarket giant Sainsbury just announced that they’re ditching the plastic wrapping for their flower bouquets.

Going forward, Sainsbury is packaging their flowers in recyclable paper and sealing them with recyclable paper tape. With this initiative, Sainsbury is hoping to save a whole “10 tonnes of plastic waste” over the trial course of this project alone. 

As well as tackling our ever-present plastic waste problem, Sainsbury is working on finding solutions to reduce major food waste by offering unconsumed food as animal feed, basis for beer production and source of electricity. With other major UK companies such as Waitrose, M&S, Aldi and Tesco all pledging to halve their food waste by 2030, our hope for a more sustainable future is being restored once again. A round of applause, please!

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