John Lewis launches JLAB plastic waste innovation programme

John Lewis Partnership plastic waste reduction innovation programme
John Lewis invites industry to help meet its plastic pact targets with new innovation programme

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that its next JLAB innovation programme will focus on reducing the impact of plastic waste.

It is calling for start-ups and established businesses to submit innovative concepts which could significantly ‘reduce the impact of plastic use in both John Lewis and Waitrose’, and help the Partnership make a ‘significant contribution towards the UK Plastics Pact targets’.


Submissions are open to any business which has a proposition that aligns with the above objectives and also meets the following criteria:

  • Deep knowledge and expertise of the challenges around plastic sustainability
  • A willingness to openly share information and work collaboratively together on a new proposition
  • An appreciation of the John Lewis Partnership company values and John Lewis and Waitrose brands

Businesses have 27 days to make submissions through the  JLAB website.


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