Sainsbury’s has announced that its whole chicken range is now trayless, after the retailer removed single-use plastic trays from its packaging. Using a minimum of 50% less plastic, the change is estimated to save 140 tonnes of plastic annually.
The trayless products are available in all stores across the UK and online, helping to reduce the amount of single-use plastic customers have to dispose of at home. The change affects five products in total, including all by Sainsbury’s whole chickens ranging from extra small to extra-large sizes.
The move is part of the retailer’s commitment to halve its use of own brand plastic packaging by 2025.
It’s not the only change the retailer has made. In March, the retailer changed its farm standards, moving all its chicken to a lower stocking density. The move means its chickens now have 20% more space than the Red Tractor UK industry standard.
The retailer has also introduced more enrichment bales, pecking objects and platforms for perching.