Liberal Democrats welcome Iceland’s commitment to rid plastic packaging by 2023


The York Liberal Democrats welcome Iceland’s new commitment to tackle plastic waste in their stores and improve York’s local environment.

Councillor Andrew Waller, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for the Environment, visited Fulford’s Iceland Supermarket to learn more about Iceland’s new policy and how it could benefit the City.

Cllr Waller was joined by Neil Nugent, Iceland’s Director of Product Development, who showcased Iceland’s first prototype own brand paper packaging.

There are two Iceland Supermarkets situated within York and as one of the UK’s main frozen food retailers, Iceland’s new policy direction has the potential to greatly benefit York’s local environment and positively improve the City’s recycling rates.

Cllr Andrew Waller said:

“I was delighted to visit the staff at Iceland’s Fulford store and discuss the conscious effort Iceland is making to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.

The UK uses roughly 3.7 million tonnes of plastic year and this, without doubt, has a detrimental impact to our local environment here in York.

We can now begin to work with Iceland to see how their new paper packaging will work with York’s separated collection systems.

It is essential that we begin to seriously address the issue of plastic waste and I would strongly encourage businesses in York and across the Country, to follow suit.

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