Recycled

Aim for 100% of our packaging to be re-used, recycled or compostable

We are determined to achieve a dramatic reduction through a mix of innovation and working with suppliers.

We believe that there is a role for recyclable plastic with certain products – to protect during transportation, to protect against chemicals and reduce product waste. Until a suitable alternative is available we are not planning to remove it entirely from our centres.

We are determined to achieve a dramatic reduction through a mix of innovation and working with suppliers.

Black Plastic – One of the biggest ways we can make an impact is to reduce the use of black plastic trays in our packaging as this type is hard to recycle. We are investigating a series of initiatives in this area over the coming year.

Alternatives to plastic – we are working with our suppliers to develop and source alternatives to plastic.

Compostable carrier bag - We are introducing a new compostable bag for spring 2018 that will be chargeable at 5p per bag. All monies for these bags will go to ‘Green Fingers Charity’ – a charity supported by the gardening industry that builds gardens in children’s hospices across the country. This bag can be re-used at home as a kitchen caddy liner and is up to 50% cheaper than buying caddy liners on a roll.

Car Boot Liner – We will be offering a waxed paper boot liner (free of Charge) to all customers in spring 2018. This will on average last for 3 visits to the centres and can be composted after use.

Cardboard box recycling – we will continue to offer used cardboard boxes and plant trays in our till halls. These will be subject to availability.