3 Brands Prioritising Sustainable Packaging Right Now

Jan 3, 2019 | Yorkshire catering company

Here at Yorkshire catering company Samba Catering, we’re pleased to announce that we’re joining the good fight against unnecessary waste by launching our own range of compostable packaging, to help protect the environment and reduce the amount that’s sent to landfill.

No doubt we’ll remember 2018 as the year that the issue of single-use plastic and the amount of waste mankind creates truly came to the fore and we here at Samba really do hope that we can all come together for the good of the planet in 2019 and beyond.

So we thought we’d have a quick look at some of the other brands out there prioritising sustainable packaging at the moment. Here are just a few that are doing their bit right now.


Ribena has been making bottles from 100 per cent recycled plastic for more than ten years, preventing 40,000 tonnes of additional plastic from being produced. And it’s just been trialling the use of a new light-weighted bottle that will help save 325 tonnes of plastic each year when the rollout starts in January.

Pladis UK & Ireland

The company behind the likes of go ahead!, Jacob’s and McVitie’s says it will be making all plastic packaging compostable, reusable or recyclable by the year 2025.


Compostable carrier bags have been brought in at over 1,000 Co-op food stores around the UK as part of the brand’s plans to help eliminate single-use plastic bags. It’s thought that about 60 million plastic carrier bags will be eliminated across the country.