A company-wide focus on recycling has seen our rate of recycling increase to 2.3 times the quantity of waste sent to landfill. Our recycling of cardboard and plastic wrap over the last year has increased by 4% to 27,000 tonnes, meaning our recycling tonnage is now 39% greater than in 2006.
As part of this plan, in December 2016 we introduced new recyclable plastic containers for all of our fresh meat products. These trays are made from food-grade recycled PET – commonly called RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate). These new containers are also able to be recycled, through kerbside recycling collection. This will stop 500 tonnes of black foam meat trays from ending up in landfill each year.