Tesco, the biggest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, has managed to get rid of one billion pieces of plastic from its stores in 2020. Customers at Tesco now see less plastic anytime they do their shopping.
They even observed that there would be no more plastic shrink wrap on packs of corn, soup, and other tinned items. Shoppers no longer see secondary lids on items like cream and yogurts. Even small plastic bags that are used for packing pastries and vegetables aren’t left out.
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Holiday items like crackers no longer feature unnecessary plastic and there are no more plastic covers on branded greeting cards. The decision of Tesco to get rid of a billion plastic pieces from its products is one of the bigger strategies adopted to deal with plastics via its ‘4Rs packaging strategy.’
The strategy has experienced a business-wide program of change that evaluates every bit of packaging and gets rid of non-recyclable and unnecessary items. Sarah Bradbury, the Quality Director at Tesco, said that their label and branded suppliers had a lot to deal with last year; therefore, getting rid of pieces of plastic is good progress.
She also maintained that Tesco’s work to get rid of and recycle plastics will continue. Sustainable Materials Specialist at the World Wildlife Fund, Paula Chin applauded Tesco’s decision to reduce plastic pieces from its stores.