Plastic is a reality of modern day life. Plastic isn’t necessary bad – it’s more how it’s used that is. Since we started Chop’d in 2004 we’ve been looking at ways to reduce the amount of plastic we use. In 2005 we were the first company to use salad bowls with recycled material. Since then we have increased this to all our bowls.
In 2018 we were the first retailer in the UK to launch a 100% recycled salad bowl; manufactured in Cambridgeshire.
We introduced the ‘keepie’ re-usable salad bowl in March 2018 and, since its introduction, we have saved over 200,000 plastic bowls. Due to modern life pressures this isn’t suitable for everybody hence why we pushed to get a 100% recycled bowl. So if you can’t use our keepie bowl, you can at least use one that reduces the plastic mountain!
Since 2004, we have offered a free veg item if customers don’t use a bag. To date we estimate we have stopped the unnecessary use of over 3.5 million bags!!