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We are taking action to remove black plastic from our SPAR UK own label products. We have changed our chilled desserts and our ready meals will follow in the New Year to these colourful trays, which are made from 80% Recycled plastic so the colour may vary and they are fully recyclable too.

The change of these trays will prevent nearly 60 tonnes of black plastic going to landfill. This will bring the total amount of black plastic removed from SPAR UK own label products to over 100 tonnes, with only 9 more tonnes to go early next year before it is entirely removed from our range.

Following our move to using 51% recyclable plastic in some of our SPAR UK bottled products, we have now removed enough virgin plastic that if placed in a line these bottles would wrap around the circumference of the Earth.
These products will altogether remove 235 tonnes of virgin plastic.