Oct 21, 2019

Waitrose and John Lewis to stop putting plastic toys in Christmas crackers

Waitrose and John Lewis are to stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic toys from 2020 as part of plans to cut down on single-use plastic. John Lewis is also selling "Fill your own" Christmas crackers, which the company said now account for one in three packs sold. It said it had also reduced the amount of plastic glitter on its own-brand range of Christmas wrapping paper, gift bags, advent calendars and crackers by two-thirds, as well as removing plastic wrapping from the majority of individual cards it sells. Sainsbury's has ditched all plastic packaging from its Christmas crackers this year. Asda removed plastic windows and film from more than 1.6m mince pies last Christmas, as part of a drive to reduce plastic from its own-brand packaging.

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