Tesco has announced a new reduced plastic packaging initiative for its locations in the UK to help eliminate a number of materials from its products as part of a continued commitment to waste reduction. The initiative will see 50 million pieces of unrecycled plastic from being produced each year, and will specifically target shrink wrap and soft plastic rings on cans. The move will see the brand selling off its remaining stock and will only place orders with companies that offer better packaging alternatives in the future.
Tesco Quality Director Sarah Bradbury explained the new reduced plastic packaging initiative further saying, "We are working hand in hand with some of the world’s biggest brands to tackle the problem of unnecessary plastic. Our mission is to remove, reduce, reuse and recycle so we use as little material as possible and ensure that all the packaging in our stores can be easily recycled.”
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