Sainsbury’s has reduced plastic across its Halloween range, removing over 15 tonnes from circulation since last year.
The grocer said it has “significantly” reduced the amount of plastic used across its range of decorative Halloween items by eliminating plastic lamination from its paper plates and bowls range.
It has also redesigned its trick or treat buckets to be made using paper instead of plastic and has swapped plastic packaging out of wreaths, as well as signs and lights.
Sainsbury’s said it is also encouraging customers to reduce food waste by only selling edible pumpkins.
“We’re committed to reducing plastic packaging across branded and our own brand products by 50 per cent by 2025 and halving food waste across our value chain by 2030, which is why we continue to look at ways we can reduce our impact not only in our business but by helping our customers do the same,” Sainsbury’s head of technical and ethical, Stephen Johnson said.
Earlier this year, Sainsbury’s announced 520 of its stores now offer recycling for typically hard-to-recycle flexible plastics, including crisp packets and salad pouches – items not easily recycled by local authorities.