As one of the world's leading food services companies, we have a responsibility to reduce the amount of packaging we use. At the same time, we work hard to test and scale packaging innovations that avoid plastic and virgin materials, while keeping food safe and with a sustainable shelf life. While our European operations continue to adopt the very high standards within the EU Plastics Directive which aims to tackle single-use plastics, we often go above regulatory minimum requirements in our wider markets.
All over the world, we are looking for solutions that allow us to move away from single-use plastics, towards reusable packaging.
In Turkey, our supplier of salad dressing sachets has risen to the plastic-free challenge. Covid-friendly sensor-based pumps now dispense the ideal mix of olive oil and lemon juice to consumers’ salad trays, eliminating single-use plastic sachets and reducing average oil consumption per consumer by an estimated two thirds.
Switching individual sachets for a pump avoided 950,000 sachets a year – saving 1.5 tonnes of single use plastic