Sainsbury’s in packaging rap
Sainsbury’s is being taken to court for using excessive wrapping in a move that could open the door to a wave of similar charges being brought throughout the UK.
The store is the first supermarket to face official action over wasteful packaging, with the charge relating to its Taste the Difference Slow Matured Ultimate Beef. It comes in plastic shrink-wrap placed inside a plastic tray, and is topped with a transparent plastic lid and surrounded by a cardboard sleeve.
Sainsbury’s says it’s ‘surprised’ by the legal action and is in the process of changing to slimmer packaging.