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Kennedy's Bakery Production Magazine | October 23, 2020

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M&S rolls out recyclable packaging for all bakery products

M&S rolls out recyclable packaging for all bakery products

As part of its goal to make all packaging widely recycled by 2022, M&S has transformed its packaging for bakery products.

The packaging is made from translucent paper, or paper with a small plastic window, and is being used for every item in the in-store bakery.

In addition to this, M&S is extending its initiative to turn unsold fresh bakery loaves into frozen garlic bread to 200 stores as part of its 2030 goal to halve food waste.

It follows a successful trial in eight stores, with any unsold baguettes and boules—which are baked fresh daily—being prepared and filled with garlic butter at the end of each day.

They are then sold as frozen, with an extended shelf-life of 30 days.

Paul Willgoss, M&S Food Director of Technology, said: “By turning leftover loaves into frozen garlic bread, we’re not only creating delicious new products for family mealtimes, but we’re also helping to Spark Change together with our customers to significantly reduce waste. What’s more, they can now be confident that the packaging they take home from our bakeries will be recycled and given a new purpose too.”