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Sobeys launches Plastic Waste Challenge

By Food in Canada staff   

Packaging Plastic Waste Challenge Sobey's sustainability

In May 2021, Sobeys eliminated single-use plastic bags from its operations, and diverted 800 million shopping bags from landfill. Now, the organization has partnered with Ignite Atlantic, Divert NS, and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to launch a national Plastic Waste Challenge to find commercially viable and sustainable alternatives for in-store wrapped fish, meat and produce packaging which are hard-to-recycle plastic wrap, moisture pads and Styrofoam trays.

From now until May, Sobeys will be working with challenge applicants across Canada to identify a potential partner for a sustainable packaging solution to pilot in some of their  stores. The challenge applicant will also receive a $25,000 cash prize from Sobeys along with additional supports associated with launching the pilot, and prizes from the other partners.

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