From this week, Waitrose & Partners will be selling paper food bags and reusable food wraps for sandwiches and snacks. The products are available in the majority of branches and offer an alternative to plastic sandwich bags and cling film.
The retailer is the first UK supermarket to sell Bee’s Wrap reusable food wraps which are great for sandwiches, bread and cheese. Perfect for environmentally friendly lunchboxes, the wraps are organic cloth treated with beeswax, tree resin and organic jojoba oil which means they can be washed and reused for up to a year. They’re an ideal natural alternative to plastic wrap.
These are complemented on shelf by greaseproof paper bags for snacks and sandwiches. The paper bags are Forest Stewardship Council certified, chlorine free and certified home compostable. Packaged in a cardboard box, the product contains 48 paper bags and are also microwave safe.
This is Waitrose & Partners’ next step in bringing environmentally-friendly solutions to customers. The supermarket has recently announced it will remove 5p plastic bags by March 2019 and plastic bags for loose fruit and veg by spring 2019. The move will save 134 million plastic bags, the equivalent of 500 tonnes of plastic a year.
Amy Glover, Waitrose & Partners’ bags and wraps buyer, said:
‘‘We know our customers care about the environment and we want to offer them sustainable food storage choices. These reusable wraps and food bags will help our customers create an environmentally friendly lunch.’’