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Tesco Announces Plans to Axe Plastic Multipack Wrapping

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As part of the war on waste, supermarket giant Tesco has unveiled plans to axe plastic wrapping on multipack tins.

The food giant has teamed up with big brand companies such as Heinz and Green Giant to tackle the 350 tonnes of plastic entering landfill and sea every year.

Tesco becomes the first ­supermarket to launch the wrapper free products, which will also feature their own label tinned food.

As part of the plans, the supermarket is also aiming to ditch shrink wrap packaging from spaghetti and soup and look to sell single tins for some products including Green Giant sweetcorn, Princes and John West Tuna.

 

The plans also include Green Giant and John West

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The move has been welcomed by green groups who called on other firms to follow suit.

Paula Chin, of ­conservation charity WWF, said: “We need to remove unnecessary ­single-use plastic wherever possible, to stop contamination of the world.

“If we want to protect nature we need more businesses to follow Tesco’s lead, before we run out of time to fight for our world.”

Tesco boss Dave Lewis said: “This is part of our plan to remove one billion pieces of plastic in 2020. But customers will still benefit from the same great value multipack price.”

The changes start on 2 March when Tesco will stop ordering more plastic-wrapped multipacks.

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