We believe action is needed to tackle the plastics in the environment from Governments down to individuals. We understand that our business is part of that system and we are committed to help change it for the better.
Our plastic packaging serves an important purpose in the production of our products. It keeps food fresher for longer, keeping food waste to a minimum. It’s light and makes transport easier which reduces carbon.
NWF signed up to the WRAP Pact 2025 and we are working with our customers to reduce the level of non-recycled plastic in our film packaging. This has resulted in a reduction of 145 tonnes of plastic and 870 tonnes of carbon since 2018. That’s the equivalent of 45 million plastic carrier bags.
All of our rigid packaging (bowls, trays and pots) are made from nearly 50% recycled plastics and is recyclable.
This strategy covers all aspects of our business from the use of plastic cups on our sites, large plastic reels that our films are delivered on, to the packaging on our products.
We are working with our supply base, both current and new, to find robust and sustainable solutions to single use plastic that deliver against our shopper needs for convenience and freshness. With an industry aligned behind this, we firmly believe that we can help turn the tide on plastics and continue to deliver great food in a healthy way for our planet.