Not yet recycled: the grocery brands with a packaging problem
Cast your eye across any supermarket shelf and you’ll be met with an array of bold packaging jostling for your attention.
But those bright, shiny wrappers cover up a far less attractive truth – most of them are not easily recyclable in the UK.
We analysed 89 of the UK’s bestselling branded groceries and found little more than a third had packaging that was fully recyclable in household collections. And almost four in 10 items had no labelling to show whether or not they could be recycled.