Plastic-free aisle to appear at London international packaging conference

A plastic-free aisle has been recreated at the Packaging Innovations 2018 conference in London (12-13 September) in a bid to encourage further reductions in plastic packaging in retail.

The aisle is the brainchild of environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet and has gained significant support across the world, with Dutch retailer Ekoplaza introducing a plastic-free aisle in February of this year. The aisle has now grown to include nearly 2,000 products and has been rolled out across all 74 Ekoplaza stores.

As delegates descend on Packaging Innovations 2018 to discuss the future of packaging, they will be able to peruse the aisle displaying a number of everyday items that can be packaged without plastic. Products on show include tea, coffee, chocolate, dairy, bread and fresh meat wrapped in innovative materials such as wood, cellulose, plant pulp and compostable bio-materials, as well as in traditional materials such as glass, metal and cartonboard.