Mar 10, 2021

Tesco to start recycling plastic bags and crisp packets

Tesco is rolling out collection points for soft plastic packaging like crisp packets, pet food pouches and cling film at stores in England and Wales. The recycled material will be used to package food, household and beauty products, Tesco said. The supermarket said it prioritised reducing the plastic packaging it used, but that the new service would also have "a real impact". Customers may return packaging bought from other retailers as well as Tesco's own packaging. During a 10-store trial Tesco said the most commonly returned packaging was bread bags, fruit and vegetable packaging, crisp packets, salad bags, and baby and pet food pouches.

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