The retailer is also launching new, smaller bottle sizes and only using plastic that contains a minimum of 80% recycled content
Holland & Barrett, a UK-based wellness retailer, has unveiled plans to save 200 tonnes of plastic each year after a review of its own brand vitamin range.
As part of its sustainable efforts, the retailer plans to cut down the weight of all its own brand vitamin bottles that contain 20% less plastic.
The company is also launching new, smaller bottle sizes and only using plastic that contains a minimum of 80% recycled content.
Holland & Barrett brand management head Geraldine Waterton said: “We know sustainability is a really important topic for our customers, and we are continually looking at ways we can reduce our impact on the environment.
“Our own brand vitamin range is one of the biggest on the high street and is made up of over 714 products.
“We are introducing our new packaging over the next 12 months and in doing so will be saving over 200 tonnes of plastic, while also making sure our bottles are easily recycled at home.”
Furthermore, the company said that will remove the plastic wrapping on caps as well as reduce colour levels in the bottles so that the plastic can be reused in more ways when recycled.
The new packaging will be available in stores from this month, starting with Holland & Barrett’s immunity & Vitamin D ranges.
Holland & Barrett claims that it is the first retailer in the UK to ban plastic bags in stores in 2012 and the use of microplastics in products as well as the sales of wet wipes.
Last month, the company announced the ban on the sale of single-use beauty sheets masks across stores in the UK and online.