Iceland to collect old plastic bags from The Food Warehouse customers

Iceland
The initiative is part of Iceland’s latest commitment to be plastic neutral from 2022
// Iceland to collect old plastic bags when it delivers online food orders for The Food Warehouse customers
// The service will ensure plastic bags are correctly recycled and offer added convenience

Iceland has launched a new plastic bag collection service for its Food Warehouse customers as part of its home deliveries.

The frozen food retailer will collect old plastic bags when it delivers online food orders for The Food Warehouse customers.

The service will ensure plastic bags are correctly recycled and offer added convenience.


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Home delivery drivers from the supermarket will carry purpose-made liners in their vans to store all old plastic bags given to them from customers.

The drivers will then return the bags to The Food Warehouse stores where they will then be returned to the depot with stores daily deliveries.

“Reducing the production of plastic remains an absolute priority for Iceland but we are also aware that so much of the plastic that is already out there ends up in landfill,” Iceland and The Food Warehouse managing director, Richard Walker said.

“We are tackling plastic pollution by providing a solution that ensures old, unused plastic bags are reliably recycled and contributing to the circular economy rather than leaking into the environment.

“The new collection service will be rolled out nationally and help our customers dispose of their all plastic bags in a responsible way while also providing added convenience and additional space under the kitchen sink where the majority of plastic bags lurk.”

The initiative is part of Iceland’s latest commitment to be plastic neutral from 2022 by offsetting its entire remaining plastic footprint.

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