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Compostable Poultry Packaging

by 5m Editor
28 April 2008, at 11:36am

UK - British supermarket, Sainsbury's, have begun selling their Scottish So Organic chickens in compostable trays. The supermarket says it is trying to find new ways of reducing packaging waste.

According to Farmers Weekly Interactive, the packaging - made from sugarcane - can be thrown straight into the compost heap or bin where it will decompose naturally in around eight weeks.

James Laws, Sainsbury's regional sourcing manager for fresh foods in Scotland said: "More of our shoppers are becoming increasingly aware not only about where their food is produced and supporting local producers, but also have concerns on landfill and deterioration of the environment.

Environmentally-friendly packaging is high on our agenda and with this new generation of compostable packaging we will significantly reduce the amount of plastic which threatens the Scottish environment. Over 7000 organic chickens are sold every week in Sainsbury's in Scotland and more than 100,000 Scots own a compost bin. This packaging could save 9t/year of packaging going to landfill."

You can view the Farmers' Weekly Interactive story by clicking here.

5m Editor