Our plastics plan
From naked cashmere jumpers to wooden forks and less air in our crisp packets, we’re finding new ways to take the plastic out of our business.
Fri 14 Sep 2018
At M&S, we use plastic packaging because it does a great job protecting our products, but it can come with a cost to the environment if it is not recycled.
That’s why we’re doing everything we can to reduce the amount of plastic we use. We’re rethinking our packaging – designing plastic out, replacing it with planet friendly alternatives and making sure that any we do use can be easily recycled.
Over the next 12 months we’ll remove over 1,000 tonnes of plastic packaging from our business and test ways in which we can go even further and faster in the future.
We can’t completely eliminate plastic, so we’ll make sure that by 2022 all our plastic packaging is easy to recycle.
A lot more to come
When it comes to plastic, we don’t have all the answers yet but we’re working hard to find them. We’ll be announcing more changes to our packaging and products over the next year that will make a big cut in our plastics use.
We’re also teaming up with others to tackle some of the challenges we can’t solve on our own. We’re part of the Plastic Pact, for example, a partnership of retailers, NGOs and governments, working together to reduce plastics use and increase reuse and recycling.