Building on her previous successes, our Senior Packaging Development Manager, Suzie Hardy, has done it again. Coming to our shelves is a new Chosen by You salad dressing in an innovative packaging format. These are now bottled in a PET bottle instead of the glass bottle it replaces.

CBY packaging

This saves 90% of the weight which we think will save 200 tonnes of packaging each year. If you add on top of this the fact that a lighter bottle uses less fuel to transport and is more break resistant then this is a real win win.

I was in a Customer Listening Group at our Old Kent Road Store in London last night and again packaging was raised as an issue close to our customers’ hearts so well done to Suzie for this step on. Read what Packaging News had to say here.

Posted by Julian on 18 May 2012

Well apparently that’s what us Brits are throwing away in food every single month. To put it in context the Asda Income Tracker shows us that the average family has just £144 disposable income each week at the moment so an extra £50 a month would be a welcome boost.

Government research tells us that we throw away over 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink every year. And yes that even includes wine! Well not in the Walker-Palin house…

Not only would eating all this food save us £50 every month but it would also remove the environmental pollution equivalent of 1 in 5 cars. So worth going after whether you care about the environment or just want to waste less cash.

So how do you save £50? The government research shows two main ways, preparing just the right amounts of food and making sure you eat it before it goes off. I’d recommend shopping with a list too – or why not try shopping online.

Did you see our Asda Magazine article this month or hear it on Asda FM?

What’s your way to reduce food waste and save cash ? Tell us all below.

Posted by Julian on 28 May 2012