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2 Sisters commits to cut down plastics use by 2020

PKBR Staff Writer Published 12 April 2018

UK food giant 2 Sisters Food Group has pledged to make 90% of all plastic components in its branded products recyclable by 2020.

The company has launched an initiative to use less and recycle more plastic at its businesses.

2 Sisters’ 2018 recycling strategy will also see the company install recycling points at all of its 36 sites across the UK.

All 23,000 of the company’s staff would be given access to re-useable or recyclable cups or mugs and by the end of this year, 2 Sisters plans to phase out all un-recyclable cups and bottles.

The company said it will also work with retailers and suppliers on the development of closed loop solutions to increase packaging recycling.

Ranjit Singh, president of 2 Sisters owner Boparan Holdings, said the environmental impact of plastic packaging must be addressed by the entire food system.

“We need a culture change to make the biggest difference – both in the way we use plastics for our products and how we use plastics in our everyday lives. So we’re totally committed to putting in place some stretching targets I know my teams in the business are eager to achieve in the next 20 months,” Singh said.

2 Sisters noted that as part of the 2018 review of its sustainability plan, it will follow the waste hierarchy of prevent, re use and recycle.

The company also pledged to publicly report progress of its 2018 strategy in a years’ time.

2 Sisters claims to have a strong UK presence in poultry, red meat, chilled, and frozen food categories. The company produces around a third of all poultry products eaten every day in the UK.

Aldi, Asda, Co-op, KFC, Lidl, Morrison’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer are some the customers of 2 Sisters.

2 Sisters partnered with its suppliers, partners and customers on reducing and enhancing recyclability of plastic packaging for several years.

Image: 2 Sisters commits to massive reductions in plastic packaging by 2020. Photo: courtesy of 2sfg.