Passing on plastic

Find out how we’re wrapping up on the use of plastics in packaging

Linney are proud to announce major cuts in the use of plastic in our material packaging, with almost 20 tonnes of plastic removed from our operation every year.

Packaging and plastic typically go hand-in-hand. Here at Linney, we’re making it a thing of the past.  At the turn of the year, we approached the Linney family with a way to cut out the excessive use of plastic tape to seal parcels, as well as discontinuing the use of plastic air pillows within packages – with greener alternatives used in their place.

Following the recent approval, these changes will help to remove an expected 19.5 tonnes of plastic – and 50.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions – from our annual operation.

Did you know?

  • Five million tonnes of plastic is used every year in the UK – and nearly half of this is for packaging.
  • Less than 30% of the UK’s plastics is currently recycled.
  • In May 2019, the UK Government confirmed that a ban on single-use plastics in items such as plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds would come into force, starting from April 2020.

Source: UK Parliament, 2019