Waitrose have said 'it's hard for waste processors to identify black plastic packaging so it can be recycled'. As a result, they have this week announced they are going to be free from black plastic packaging by 2019.

This is just one of the ways Waitrose is working to reduce plastic. The impact of packaging on the environment is something they are very aware of and cutting down on their use of plastic has been a focus for them for a number of years. In fact, they've reduced their packaging by nearly 50 per cent since 2009, which is an excellent achievement, and it's great to see they will be continuing to look at ways they can reduce more plastic in the coming years.

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