UK retailer Sainsbury’s has announced it is to remove single-use plastic lids from its own range of products. For customers that prefer to use a lid on products at home, the grocer has launched reusable lids, available to purchase across all superstores in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as online for £1.25.
Shoppers will be able to find the lids in-store in the dairy aisle and can be used on own-brand pots. After each use, the silicone lids simply need to be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, before being reused. Removing single-use plastic lids is just one of the ways the retailer is working towards its commitment to halve its use of own brand plastic packaging by 2025.
Since 2019 Sainsbury’s has removed single-use plastic lids from a wide range of products including cream, crème fraiche, custard, cottage cheese and sour cream. Earlier this year, Sainsbury’s also removed single-use plastic lids from all own-brand yoghurt. The retailer recently changed its entire coffee pods range from plastic to aluminium pods, allowing customers to recycle them at home and helping to save over 10 million pieces of plastic each year.