All Co-op branded packaging is now fully recyclable…

Thursday Jul 22, 2021

The topic of recycling and climate change are not going to disappear anytime soon, so as a Co-op it is important for us to help our local communities by making our products easier to recycle locally and act on these global issues.

That is why we have joined forces with the Co-op Group and many independent Co-operative Societies to install soft plastic recycling units in most of our food stores.

Soft plastics recycling is simple. Just clean it, scrunch it and pop it into one of the soft plastics recycling units.

What are soft plastics?

Soft plastics are lightweight plastics that often cannot be placed in recycling bins at home. They include plastic film lids on yoghurt pots, soft fruit punnets and ready meals, as well as plastic crisp packets, pasta bags and chocolate or biscuit wrappers.

They do not include plastic bottles, tubs, pots, trays and caps. If you are not sure, a simple test is to scrunch it up and if it pings back, it is a useful indicator it’s soft plastic.

Head of Food, Jo Kerr commented

This is great news for our food stores and the environment. We are proud to work alongside the Co-op group to lead the way on green issues. All Co-op branded products have packaging that is now fully recyclable.”






To find out if your local store has a soft plastic recycling point CLICK HERE