"Not CURRENTLY Recycled" Not good enough.

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Make ALL Sainsbury's food packaging recyclable. 

I am tired of reading 'NOT CURRENTLY RECYCLED' on the packaging of my local Sainsbury's. I want to see that all packaging I buy can be recycled. 

From vegetables and fruits to pasta, rice and legumes, to freshly cut flowers, ice-lollies and toilet rolls – you name it  – majority of the packaging of products that we use on a daily basis still says that it is not currently recycled. 

How is this possible?

Recycling systems differ across the UK and the not currently recycled symbol is used on products ‘when less than 20% of councils have household recycling collection facilities for that type of packaging in their area’.[1]
However, it is ultimately up to the individual businesses to decide on the composition of their packaging. 

While many consumers want to be responsible and recycle, large companies must allow their customers to do so by using materials that are currently recycled across the country. 

Producing packaging that our society cannot deal with is completely unsustainable and extremely irresponsible.

Giant companies that sell their own products wrapped in plastic packaging need to recognise their accountability and lead the way to a sustainable future.

Let’s urge Sainsbury’s, and by doing so also Tesco and Waitrose and other major UK stores to change their packaging from [mostly] ‘not currently recycled’ materials to 100% recyclable or compostable packaging across their own ranges.

Plastic should be recycled. Adults know it and kids are being taught so at schools. According to the British Plastic Federation, ‘the optimum recovery route for most plastic items at the ‘end-of-life’ is to be recycled, preferably back into a product that can then be recycled again and again and so on’. [2]

Sainsbury's are a group that pride themselves on Corporate Responsibility. It is even in the description on their top Management's Job Titles.

How great would it be if Sainsbury's set the bar by publically announcing that ALL their packaging would become recyclable?

Let's let them know that we do not want pollutive non-recyclable plastics clogging up our landfills and oceans. 

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