Sainsbury’s is making significant progress toward eliminating lids made of single-use plastic, which will result in an annual reduction of 71 million pieces of plastic.
Sainsbury’s has made the announcement that beginning in 2023, all of its own-brand dip pots will no longer have lids made of single-use plastic.
This comes as a result of the removal of one-time-use plastic tops from containers of yoghurt, crème fraiche, sour cream, cream, cottage cheese, and custard.
In addition, single-use plastic lids won’t be available for purchases from the Sainsbury’s Christmas range this year.
The next product in Sainsbury’s own-brand ranges that will have their lids replaced will be the dips; this is part of the retailer’s plan to remove more single-use plastic lids in the near future.
The sale of dips that are staples in many households, such as guacamole, tzatziki, and sour cream and chive dip, will no longer include single-use plastic lids beginning in March 2023.
Sainsbury’s has eliminated single-use plastic lids from a wide variety of products as of the year 2019, including cream, crème fraiche, custard, cottage cheese, and sour cream. In the beginning of this year, Sainsbury’s eliminated the one-time use plastic lids from all of its own-brand yoghurt products.
Customers will be able to purchase Sainsbury’s own-brand brandy butter without plastic lids this holiday season.
This move follows Sainsbury’s decision from the previous year to remove plastic lids from its own-brand brandy cream. As a result, the retailer will be able to save an average of 581,000 pieces of plastic.
In total, the elimination of the plastic lids designed for a single use will result in a savings of 71 million pieces of plastic per year, which is equivalent to 220 tons of plastic.
Sainsbury’s has introduced reusable lids that can be purchased in all of its superstores in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as online, for a price of £1.25 each. These lids are intended for customers who prefer to use a lid when storing products in their homes.
Customers will be able to find the lids in the dairy section of the store. These lids are compatible with some branded containers, such as those made by Yeo Valley, Onken, and Alpro, as well as the store’s own brand of pots.
Before they can be used again, the silicone lids must first be cleaned thoroughly after each use, either by hand or in the dishwasher, depending on your preference.
The retailer has committed to reducing the amount of its own brand packaging made of plastic by 50 percent by the year 2025, and one of the ways it is working toward this goal is by eliminating plastic lids that are only used once.
Recently, Sainsbury’s switched its entire coffee pods range from plastic to aluminum pods, making it possible for customers to recycle the pods in their own homes while also contributing to the annual reduction of over 10 million pieces of plastic waste.
Sainsbury’s also introduced new toilet paper rolls that are twice as long, which will cut the amount of plastic packaging they use by thirty percent, which is equivalent to eighty-four tons.