Environmental Credentials

At Chelmsford Star we are committed to helping our environment, here's just some of the action we have taken so far...

Our Products:

  • Co-op led the way by replacing plastic stems on cotton buds with paper (11years ago)
  • Removed plastic microbeads from our home and beauty products several years ago
  • Aiming for 80% of all food packaging to be recyclable by 2020, with a longer-term aim to be 100%
  • First to trial first fully compostable teabags for iconic 99 tea bags (breaks down completely in food waste collections)
  • This year we’re switching all our bottled water to 50% recycled plastic and will be 100% recyclable


Our Society:

  • Committed to reducing energy consumption by 25% by 2021
  • Food waste redistributed in two of our stores
  • 99% of our rubbish is recycled
  • Encourage clothes recycling (in conjunction with salvation army) at 6 locations
  • Carrier bags are biodegradable and made from recycled materials such as drinks bottles