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Why the plastic-free aisle - could be good for the industy

Futamura EMEA Sales & Marketing Manager, Andy Sweetman, discusses why the so-called plastic-free aisle could be good for the industry.

We are all aware of the change our industry is facing; an evolution – a dormant seed germinated by the BBC’s Sir David Attenborough Blue Planet II series that has focused the eyes of the world on the plastic waste polluting our oceans – and the world is demanding action.

One trend driven by this demand is the so-called ‘Plastic-Free Aisle’, the first of which was opened by Dutch supermarket Ekoplaza in March. Following this successful launch, Ekoplaza, will now roll out the plastic-free aisle concept to a further 74 stores this month; whilst expanding the plastic-free range from 700 to 1,000 plus skus. 

Asia Pacific

Futamura Chemical Co, Ltd.

2-29-16, Meieki,


Nagoya, Aichi,

450-0002, Japan

Tel: +81 52 562 1841


Futamura Chemical UK Ltd.

Station Road,


Cumbria CA7 9BG,

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1697 341212


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280 Interstate North Circle,

Suite 530,

Atlanta, GA 30339,

United States of America

Tel: +1 770 818 3012