Black plastic removal

We are the first retailer to announce the complete removal of black plastic from all own brand food and drink packaging.

All of Morrisons own brand products will no longer be produced using black plastic. The move accounts for almost 4,000 tonnes of plastic being made more easily recyclable – that’s 7.4% of the plastic used at Morrisons each year, and represents an important step in Morrisons efforts to make all packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

One of the areas benefitting most from the change is Morrisons own brand ready meal range, which has moved from black plastic packaging to a recyclable plastic containing 85% recycled content.

Conventional black plastic packaging is coloured using carbon black pigments which mean it’s invisible to optical sorting equipment at plastic recovery and sorting facilities, resulting in the packaging either being disposed of in landfill or incinerated.