UK’s Iceland adopts no-plastic policy

  • 27 Jan - 02 Feb, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

A popular supermarket chain in the UK, Iceland, will be the first in the world to remove plastic packaging from all of its own-label products. The chain has taken this landmark decision that pressurises its rivals to follow suit amid public demands to stop the use of plastic that’s causing immense pollution and highly contributes to the devastating climate change.

The company has over 900 stores and comes with a five-year plan to ditching plastic from all of its own-brand products. Packaging on 1,400 of its product lines will be replaced, and the changes are said to involve over 250 suppliers. Plastic bags used to freeze vegetables and other food items will also be dropped in favour of paper alternatives.

Theresa May, recently called on supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles and gave a 25-year deadline to banish 'avoidable' plastic and Iceland’s move is the first step in that direction.