Around 4,000 tonnes of the hardest to recycle materials are going to be eliminated by the end of 2019 and wants to work with brands that do the same.
The reason behind the ban is : “excessive or inappropriate” packaging in an attempt to reduce plastic waste.
“In the first quarter of 2018, we audited all packaging materials in our business and set ourselves a challenge to remove all hard to recycle material by 2019; we’re on track for Tesco own brand and we’re working with branded suppliers to deliver the same. Now we’re taking the next step and tackling excess packaging ” .
Tesco also reiterated its call for the government to introduce a national collection and recycling infrastructure to deliver a closed loop for packaging.