Today Sainsbury’s announced the launch of its own brand of 1 liter refillable hand wash sachets. The 1 liter sachets use 85% less plastic and will help customers reduce the amount of plastic waste in their home by simply reusing their handwash bottle and pump and refilling from a handwash sachet Sainsbury’s.
The new refillable pouches are now available in UK supermarkets and online. The pouches are estimated to save a total of 28 tonnes of plastic each year and cost 35% less than equivalent bottles, meaning customers can expect a high quality product that is also of a Excellent value.
To recycle the sachets, customers can simply bring them to one of Sainsbury’s flexible plastics recycling points outside the store (available in all Sainsbury’s supermarkets in the UK).
The ground-breaking move follows a series of plastic reductions as part of the retailer’s ongoing commitment to halve its own-brand plastic packaging by 2025. Sainsbury’s recently moved its 5-pack of Fairtrade bananas from a plastic bag to a strip of paper, eliminating 25 million single-use plastic bags. From July, the retailer will also replace its double-strength squash bottles with four-strength squash bottles, saving 177 tonnes of plastic.