UK Retailer Sainsbury’s Offers Compostable Packaging

According to a recent article from Recycling & Waste Management News, the retailer has teamed up with global packaging company Amcor Flexibles to use a compostable film in its ‘So organic wild rocket’ line of salad greens. The packaging will initially be trialled in 40 stores as Sainsbury’s aims to meet customer sustainability needs and help cut their household waste.  You can read the entire article here.

What we like about this is the fact that the retailer has clear and explicit instructions for consumers to dispose of the packaging in home composting or municipal facilities.  It clearly solves a need — since soiled and wet plastic packaging can not be recycled and can contaminate source-separated composting facilities.