You’ll also be able to reuse plastic containers
In addition to the plastic bottle recycling trial, from Wednesday 3 October customers will be able to reuse their own multi-use plastic containers when they buy meat, cheese or fish from deli and fish counters in Tesco stores across the UK.
Instead of food being put in single-use plastic bags, it will be weighed and wrapped in recyclable paper, then placed inside the customer’s container with the price label placed on the paper.
Customers will not be able to use their own containers for:
- Hot food products, such as cooked rotisserie chicken.
- Store-prepared pizzas.
- The salad bar.
- Olives and antipasti.
What does Tesco say?
Jason Tarry, UK and Republic of Ireland chief executive for Tesco, said: “We are already committed to eliminating single-use plastic wherever we can and make recycling simpler for customers. Today is another step in that direction
“However, we know that it is going to take retailers, manufacturers and government to work together to make progress. We would urge the Government to move to a single, nationwide approach to waste collection that makes it much easier for people to recycle.”