Tesco to phase out plastic-wrapped multipack tins at its Ross-shire stores as part of UK bid to slash 67 million pieces of plastic
WASTEFUL plastic is set to be scaled back at a supermarket chain’s Ross-shire stores in the coming weeks.
The news comes after Tesco announced it will begin no longer stocking plastic-wrapped multipacks of tinned food from March 2 – cutting 67 million pieces of plastic in the UK, or 350 tonnes.
Customers still get the same multipack/multibuy options, just without the plastic. It is estimated some 183,000 tinned multipacks are bought every day at Tesco. The move to phase the wraps out applies to both Tesco own brand products and branded products, like Heinz Beanz.
Tesco CEO Dave Lewis said: “We are removing all unnecessary and non-recyclable plastic from Tesco. This is part of our plan to remove one billion pieces of plastic in 2020.”
At the end of last year Tesco removed all hard to recycle materials from Tesco own brand products and is working with suppliers to do the same.