Among the most recent companies to sign a pledge to reduce packaging waste in the U.K. are Coca-Cola, Kraft and Procter and Gamble.
All three companies signed the Courtauld Commitment, which is set into practice by the Waste & Resources Action Program. The initiative has companies aim to reduce the carbon impact of their grocery packaging by 10 percent, reduce household food and drink waste by 4 percent and reduce grocery product and packaging waste by 5 percent, according to the website Environmental Leader.
Other companies to jump on board with the endeavor include Associated British Foods and Premier Foods. This brings the number of UK companies committed to reducing their packaging and total carbon foot print up to 48, the source said.
Packaging waste in the UK is a top-of-mind concern among consumers and the government. Recently, a grocery store faced a lawsuit for selling a high-end meat product with too much packaging waste.