Sep 24, 2020

Top food brands lack green packaging, says Which?

KELLOGG Many top UK grocery brands have non-recyclable packaging, with crisps, chocolate and cheese products among the worst offenders, says Which? Almost a third of chocolate packaging was not recyclable, including wrappers for KitKats, Cadbury Bitsa Wispa, M&Ms, Cadbury Dairy Milk bars and Cadbury Twirl Bites. In a separate survey, Which? found that the recyclability of grocery packaging is important to eight out of 10 people, while two-thirds often or always look for recycling info on grocery packaging before deciding how to dispose of it. Various brands, including Cathedral City, Babybel, Pringles and Nestle, which makes KitKats, said their packaging was recyclable at TerraCycle collection points. Which? said some manufacturers had told it that food waste had a larger carbon footprint than plastic waste and that changing traditional packaging could lead to stale or damaged food.

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