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Iceland Launches Plastic Bag Collection For Home Delivery Customers

December 10, 2021

Iceland has launched a new plastic bag collection service for its Food Warehouse customers as part of its home deliveries, as it continues to lead the way in the fight against plastic.

Home delivery drivers from the supermarket will carry purpose-made liners in their vans to store all old plastic bags given to them from customers. The drivers will then return the bags to The Food Warehouse stores where they will then be returned to the depot with stores daily deliveries.

More than 1.1 billion single use plastic bags were sold in the UK from 2018 to 2019 with many being disposed of incorrectly. The supermarket’s new service will provide added convenience for its customers across the country that no longer want their old bags but have no effective way of properly disposing of them at home.

Currently, flexible plastics are not commonly collected or recycled and typically end up in general household waste with only 17% of councils currently collecting this material for recycling.