Tesco trials removing plastic from 45 fruit and veg items

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2019. 04. 15. 11:50

Good news for the planet – Tesco is removing the plastic packaging from some fruit and veg products.

The retailer has cut out most of the plastic in the fruit and veg sections of two stores. For fruit or veg like apples, bananas or carrots that can normally be bought both pre-packaged or loose, the products wrapped in plastic have been removed. From today, a total of 45 packaged foods will be taken out of stores in Watford and Swindon. Customers will see fruit and veg including varieties of apples, mushrooms, peppers, onions, bananas and avocados free from their packaging. This comes as a part of Tesco’s commitments to reduce the amount of packaging in its stores and ensure any remaining plastic has a clear purpose and is recyclable, Metro reports.