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Tesco roll out ‘amazing’ new system to every large UK supermarket – ‘incredible work’

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“I welcome this move which will help considerably towards the UK’s Plastics Pact’s target of increasing plastic recycling.”

Once collected, the old soft plastic is sent for recycling where it is washed, sorted and as much of the material as possible is recycled into new products and packaging. 

In a recent sample, Tesco was able to recover over 80 percent of the soft plastic returned by customers.

It is now working with recyclers to explore what can be done with the remaining 20 percent, which is currently sent for every recovery.

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