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Iceland Adds Flexible Plastic Recycling Bins to Food Warehouse Stores | New


Iceland has become the latest supermarket to launch recycling points for flexible plastics, introducing the bins in 13 branches of The Food Warehouse.

The company plans to roll them out across The Food Warehouse’s approximately 140 stores in the coming year.

It offers customers a way to recycle flexible plastics, including carrier bags, bread bags, product bags and magazine packaging.

With Wrap estimating that less than 20% of local authorities can recycle flexible plastics in household collections, a number of supermarkets have recently added recycling points for the material in stores. Tesco started rolling them out in March, Aldi launched them in 20 stores in May, and Sainsbury’s and Co-op offer them as well.

Iceland said it will collect data on the amount and types of plastic left by customers before the rollout.

“Reducing plastic production remains a top priority for Iceland and The Food Warehouse, but we also want to offer our customers a convenient solution to recycle plastics that they cannot make at home,” said the Icelandic Managing Director Richard Walker.

“The bins will be deployed in all The Food Warehouse stores and will help us do our part to ensure that flexible plastic is reliably recycled and ultimately contributes to a circular economy, thus fighting plastic pollution. “


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