Walkers, a PepsiCo-owned brand, is trialling a new multipack packaging for its Snack A Jacks range in Tesco stores across the UK which will now use 86% less plastic on their outer packaging when compared with the previous multipack design. In a first for Snack A Jacks, the new 'bagless' multipack is made from a tape-like strip which holds together five individual packets of Snack A Jacks.
The new outer tape as well as the individual packets qualify as officially recyclable under the UK On-Pack Recycling Label Scheme (OPRL) and can be recycled at flexible packaging collection points in supermarkets across the UK.
The update is the third sustainable packaging trial from Walkers in collaboration with supermarket chain Tesco in recent months following a new cardboard design on multipacks, as well as a pilot of a new paper-based outer packaging earlier this year for Walkers Baked multipacks.
The trial has been made possible thanks to an investment of over £2 million into new equipment to enhance reduced plastic packaging capabilities at Walkers' Skelmersdale site in Lancashire, where Snack A Jacks are made. These continued steps forward in responsibility and sustainable practices are part of a bigger PepsiCo Positive campaign, a health and sustainability transformation plan which includes an ambition of reaching net zero emissions by 2040.