Two years ago Mercadona developed an ambitious plan, which would involve a total investment of 140 million euros, to reduce its plastic consumption and improve waste management in its stores; which have also been transformed over the last year to a more sustainable model.
Strategy 6.25 consists of six specific actions to achieve a triple objective by 2025: reduce the plastic in its packaging by 25%, make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, and recycle all of its plastic waste.
The company has already eliminated single-use plastic bags and household items and is continuing to reduce the plastic used in its packaging, improve the products’ recyclability and provide the Bosses (the customers) with information on how to recycle.
The chain is implementing its Strategy 6.25 to reduce plastic and manage its waste, and in under a year it has adapted all of its stores to the 6.25 Store model.
Through its Strategy 6.25, and with an investment of €140 million, the company’s goal is to reduce the plastic in its packaging by 25%, make all of its packaging recyclable, and recycle all of its plastic waste by 2025.
In the last year, the company has completed the first two actions in the plan by converting all of its stores to the Store 6.25 format in under a year, a process which has required an investment of €30 million.
The chain is implementing its Strategy 6.25 to reduce plastic and manage its waste and in under a year it has adapted all of its stores to the Store 6.25 model.
By 2025, Mercadona will have reduced the plastic on its shelves by 25%, will only use recyclable packaging and will recycle all of its plastic waste.
The company will invest more than 140 million euros in its 6.25 Strategy, and today it has completed the first of its 6 actions across the entire chain, which will reduce its plastic use by 3,200 tonnes a year.
In 2021 the chain will transform all its stores to the Store 6.25 model, making visible the company’s changes aimed at reducing plastic.
The chain has created a multidisciplinary work team that will be responsible for identifying and specifying the changes that will need to be introduced in the different processes of the assembly line in order to reduce plastic.