UK-based Tesco has pledged to ban any brands that use excessive packaging from its stores in a bid to reduce plastic waste.
The grocer announced phase two of its “Remove, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle” plan which aims to remove hard-to-recycle materials from products. Thanks to phase one of the plan, the company will have removed 4,000 tons of the hardest-to-recycle materials from its brand products by the end of the year and now it wants to work with brands to do the same, according to the Independent, a UK media outlet.
“From next year, we will assess packaging as part of our ranging decisions, and if it’s excessive or inappropriate, we reserve the right not to list it,” Dave Lewis, Tesco Group CEO, said in a statement reported by the Independent.
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