London supermarket launches plastic-free zones

A London supermarket has become the latest retailer to introduce dedicated plastic-free zones.

The Thornton’s Budgens store in North London has assembled more than 1,700 plastic-free products, featuring everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to wild game meat.

The zones will see products packaged in alternative materials to plastic in a bid to change the way we package fresh food. Materials used include beechwood nets, pulp, paper, metal, glass, cellulose and cartonboard.