The Food Warehouse – part of the Iceland Foods Group – is fitting recycling bins in all its stores to help its customers recycle plastic film they are not able to at home.
New bins have been installed in 13 stores, allowing Iceland to gather data on the amount and types of flexible plastic received as well as feedback from its customers, before fitting the bins in all The Food Warehouse stores across the country.
The new bins, which are located at the front of each store, will allow customers to recycle flexible plastic film items including carrier bags, bread bags, produce bags and magazine wraps.
Currently, flexible plastics are not commonly collected or recycled and typically end up in general household waste with only 17% of councils currently collecting this material for recycling.
Richard Walker, Managing Director of Iceland, said: “Reducing the production of plastic remains an absolute priority for Iceland and The Food Warehouse but we are also keen to offer our customers a convenient solution for recycling the plastics they are not able to at home.”
Bins can be found at the following The Food Warehouse stores:
- Ellesmere Port
- North Liverpool
- Trent Vale