Morrisons has eliminated all plastic packaging from its Christmas gift wrap and accessory lines, removing almost 3.1 tonnes of plastic shrink wrap from their wrapping paper alone. Morrisons has removed plastic film and shrink wrap from its holiday wrapping paper and giving accessories like gift tags and bags this year. Gift bags will be made of recyclable paper, with paper twist or paper braid handles instead of plastic ribbon handles. Morrisons is also introducing entirely recyclable adhesive tape, which eliminates the need to remove it before placing it in curbside collections or contaminating the paper recycling stream with plastic fragments.
This is in addition to prior years’ elimination of glitter and plastic from paper wrap, crackers, and cards, which has decreased plastic in its range by more than 150 tonnes over the last three years.
Morrisons has removed plastic film and shrink wrap from its festive wrapping paper and gifting accessories, such as gift tags and bags, this year.
Gift bags will be made of recyclable paper, with paper twist or paper braid handles in place of plastic ribbon handles.
In addition, the grocer is introducing a 100% recyclable adhesive tape.
“Our new totally plastic-free Christmas wrap and gift collection means consumers can have a more sustainable Christmas, and we hope that saving expenses on gift bags and wrapping paper will help them in that,” said Jodie Mackrill, procurement manager for Christmas and events.