// Morrisons removes black plastic from own-brand packaging
// The grocer aims to make all packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025
Morrisons has removed black plastic from all of its own brand food and drink packaging.
The move accounts for almost 4000 tonnes of plastic being made more easily recyclable – which is 7.4 per cent of the plastic used at Morrisons each year.
The grocer aims to make all packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
Morrisons said its ready meal range will benefit the most from the change, as its black plastic packaging has switched to a recyclable plastic, containing 85 per cent recycled content.
The grocer has already committed to removing 9000 tonnes of unnecessary plastic each year.
This means it aims to remove 174 million plastic produce bags from fruit and veg aisles, 600 tonnes of unrecyclable polystyrene from branded food and drink products and a further 1300 tonnes of plastic which would be switched for paper carrier bags.
“It’s important to our customers that we make it easier to recycle plastic and so we are very pleased to announce that we’ve been able to eliminate black plastic from our own-brand products,” Morrisons packaging manager Natasha Cook said.