We’re slimming our packaging right down

Some products need packaging - it helps to protect what you buy and make sure our products stay in tip-top condition. But we're also committed to finding better ways to package what we sell.

Our priority is to bring you quality products at affordable prices that don't damage the environment. One of the ways we do this is by using smarter packaging. It helps us cut back on unnecessary waste and gives you less to throw away. By reducing packaging we also save energy and carbon money, and that helps us deliver you great products at great prices.

Cutting our packaging

Helping you cut your packaging

  • Slim fit. We have a team of experts working to find new and innovative packaging solutions, so that we can keep slimming our packaging right down.

  • Pack park. We’re helping you cut your packaging waste. We’ve got recycling points in our car parks for bottles, bags, cans and glass as well as recycling points for old clothing!

Our work so far (2005-2011):

  • We’ve reduced our packaging by 27%*. Examples such as the sensory cube which has seen a reduction in weight of 45% and a volume reduction of 66%, have helped us achieve this figure.

  • We have achieved the goal to reduce the embedded carbon of our packaging as part of the Courtauld Commitment 2.

Our plans (2012-2015):

  • We're aiming for a 3% cut in ingredient, product and packaging waste in the grocery supply chain by 2015 as part of the WRAP and Courtauld Commitment 3 by 2013.

Sustainability | Packaging

Packaging always gets lots of attention, and that’s because it presents us with a challenge.

We want to bring you the freshest products that last for as long as possible. And packaging helps us do that. But we also want to avoid waste, so we need to reduce our packaging as much as we can. We’re working to find different options, reducing over-packaging as much as possible, while still giving you the best quality products possible.

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Posted in Sustainability | Packaging on 12 December 2011