Tesco brings forward in-store soft plastic recycling scheme

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2021. 08. 24. 08:50

Tesco is enabling customers to bring back soft plastics for recycling at all its large stores from today.

The retailer said the rollout across its large store estate had been brought forward due to the huge consumer support for the scheme it received during a 171-store trail in Wales and the south west of England.

Tesco said the move would see it collect more than 1,000 tonnes of soft plastics for recycling each year. It will look to use much of this material in  the packaging of Tesco products.

At the trial stores, 85% of customers said it helped them recycle more than they would have done otherwise. Customers also reported they liked the convenience of being able to combine recycling with their shopping.

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