Apr 7, 2023

Anti-plastic group has beef with Sainsbury's vac pack mince over recycling

An anti-plastic group has criticised Sainsbury's move to swap its mince out of hard plastic trays into vac packs. Campaign group A Plastic Planet said the vacuum packs will not go in most household recycling collections. The supermarket announced that it was "The first retailer to vacuum pack all mince, saving 450 tonnes of plastic each year". Co-founder of A Plastic Planet, said: "While there will be a saving in the weight of plastic used, switching to flexible plastics over rigid ones is no more green than changing from a petrol to a diesel vehicle." Environmental campaign group Wrap said plastic bags and wrapping could be recycled at more than 6,000 places across the UK. It has a recycling locator to find your nearest one.

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