August 1, 2021
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Every little helps: Tesco’s six stores in Wicklow to scrap multipack plastic wrappers

Every little helps is Tesco’s catchphrase and it would appear that the supermarket giant is trying to reduce its environmental impact  by scrapping plastic on its multipacks.

Tesco Ireland has announced that it will become the first retailer in the country to remove plastic-wrapped multipacks, sold across its 151 national and six Wicklow stores in Wicklow, Kilcoole, Gretstones, Arklow, two in Bray, and online.

The supermarket claims this will see 1.5m multipacks of Tesco own-label and branded tinned beans, tuna, soup, and tomatoes sold without plastic wrap each year.

“We are working hard to remove all unnecessary and non-recyclable plastic from Tesco,” Tesco Ireland, CEO, Kari Daniels, says.

“As part of this work, removing plastic wrapped multipacks in every Tesco store in Ireland will bring about real change for our customers, culminating in almost 10 tonnes of plastic no longer being produced each year. Customers will continue to benefit from the same great value ‘multipack’ price on tinned foods, but with no plastic wrapping”.

The move eliminates this plastic film which cannot currently be accepted in household recycling collections.

From early March 2020, tins will be available individually with plastic wrap no longer used to hold them together.

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