Walkers revamp Snack A Jacks with new ‘bagless’ multipacks
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Posted: 24 May 2023 | Grace Galler | No comments yet
Snack giant Walkers has announced that it will be trialling ‘bagless’ multipack packaging for its Snack A Jacks range.
Walkers are set to trial a new multipack packaging for Snack A Jacks that reportedly use 86 percent less plastic on the outer packaging.
The new design will be rolled out in Tesco stores across the UK and is made from a tape-like strip which holds together five individual packets of Snack A Jacks. Flavours included in the packaging redesign include: Salt & Vinegar, Sour Cream & Chive and BBQ.
Walkers has said that the new outer tape as well as the individual packets qualify as officially recyclable under the UK On-Pack Recycling Label Scheme (OPRL) and can be recycled at flexible packaging collection points in supermarkets across the UK.
The snack giant has invested over £2 million in new equipment to enhance reduced plastic packaging capabilities at the Walkers’ Skelmersdale site in Lancashire (where Snack A Jacks are made).
This decision comes as part of PepsiCo Positive, Walkers parent company’s health and sustainability transformation plan.
PepsiCo Positive has a goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2040. To do this, PepsiCo Europe has said that it has plans to eliminate virgin fossil-based plastic in crisp and snack bags by 2030. This will apply to UK brands including Snack A Jacks, Walkers, Doritos, Quavers, Wotsits, and Pipers.
Commenting on the packaging trial, Gareth Callan, Packaging Sustainability Lead, PepsiCo UK & Ireland said: “Our new bagless multipack design is an innovative example of the solutions we’re exploring to reduce virgin fossil plastic use across our portfolio.
“We’re looking forward to assessing this new format as part of our commitment to creating a world where packaging never becomes waste”.
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