Marks & Spencer is launching a new initiative to enable customers to bring back non-recyclable plastic packaging. This will then be turned into playground equipment.
can drop a variety of plastic packaging in M&S’s new recycling bins, including black ready meal trays, crisp packets, sauce sachets and certain cosmetics containers, all of which aren’t currently recycled by local councils and typically end
up in landfill.
The retailer has pledged to give collected plastic a new life by recycling it into store fittings, furniture and playground equipment for schools.
to roll out the bins in all their stores by the end of 2019, which will be made from recycled plastic collected through the first eight stores.
As part of its plastic plan, M&S will ensure all of its packaging
is widely recyclable by 2022, which will see M&S remove 1,700 tonnes of black plastic packaging by this Spring.
Apparently, the technology to convert non-recyclable plastic has been around for a while so ACE is
pleased to see examples such as this from M&S supporting a truly circular economy.