Lidl bottom of recyclable packaging survey, says Which?
Up to a third of plastic packaging used in supermarkets is either difficult to recycle or not recyclable at all, a consumer group has said.
Consumer group Which? said that of 27 own-brand items at 10 big supermarkets, Lidl had the lowest proportion of easily recyclable packaging.
However Lidl said the survey did not represent the shop's product range.
Which? found 29% of packaging is likely to go to landfill and wants simple recycling labels to be made compulsory.
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According to the report, 71% of packaging at Lidl was widely recyclable compared to 73% at Iceland, 75% at Sainsbury's and 81% in Morrisons.
Some products, such as easy peel oranges, were packaged in non-recyclable material regardless of the supermarket they came from.
However, a chocolate cake brought at Morrisons came with a widely recyclable box while a similar product at Lidl was made up of a non-recyclable film within a widely recyclable box with a non-recyclable window.
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