Tesco provides important news to shoppers about items that are shipped in plastic bags

Tesco has posted a message to all shoppers purchasing items that come in plastic bags.

The supermarket giant shared an update on social media: “To combat the effects of plastic waste, we have put soft plastic recycling points in all of our major stores.

“That means you can recycle all of your soft plastic packaging, including crisps and salad bags, in the store! #EveryLittleHelps. “

Shoppers took the news well, with one person writing, “Such a good idea what a difference it makes to our trash can, much less in it.”

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Another said: “I’m really glad Tesco is doing this. I’ve given up soft plastic several times and now I hardly have to throw anything away.”

“Hurray finally!” exclaimed a third.

A fourth person interfered: “It’s about time.”

In a statement earlier this year, the retailer said it had started rolling out soft plastic recycle points in 171 stores across the southwest of England and Wales. Tesco has announced that it will be the first time the UK has a network of collection points of this size dedicated to collecting soft plastic.

Most communities don’t collect soft plastic from households for recycling and so often end up in landfills, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The collection points allow customers to return any previously unrecycled soft plastic, regardless of where they bought it, including cling film, pet food bags, and chip packages, to recycling points in their local store instead of throwing them away.

Once collected, the old soft plastic is sent for recycling, where it is washed, sorted and processed before it is converted into new packaging. It is used in packaging items such as groceries, household and beauty products.

The most common items returned during the trial period were:

  • Bread bag
  • Fruit and vegetable packaging
  • Crunchy packets
  • Salad bag
  • Baby and pet food bags

Tesco Quality Director Sarah Bradbury said, “It is an absolute priority to remove and reduce as much plastic as possible and to ensure that everything we use is recycled and kept out of the environment. Where plastic has an important purpose, such as reducing food waste, these new recycling centers ensure that every part can be easily recycled. Trials have shown they are popular with customers, so we believe rolling out them across the board will have a real impact.

Paula Chin, WWF Sustainable Materials Specialist, said: “Plastic pollution is one of the most visible symptoms of the environmental crisis and is devastating our nature. Businesses, governments and households all have important roles to play in addressing the problem. It is encouraging to see that Tesco is expanding its successful collection effort for soft plastics to include more businesses and offering its customers even more opportunities to recycle these valuable materials. “

The full list of 171 stores that will have a soft plastic recycling collection point can be found below:

Aberdare

Abergavenny

Abertillery

Abingdon Extra

Addlestone Extra

Amersham

Ammanford

Ashford Middlesex Extra

Axminster

Aylesbury 2

Aylesbury Extra

Banbury

Bar Hill

Barnstaple

Barnstaple Taw View

Barry

Bicester

Bideford

Brackley

Bracknell

Bracknell North

Shade of brown

Bridge 1

Bridgend Extra

Brislington

Bristol 2

Bristol Bradley Stoke

Bristol East Extra

Bristol Metro

Bristol Staple Hill

Brooklands Extra

Buckingham

Burnham-On-Sea

Caerphilly Crossways

Callington

Calne Beversbrook Road

Cam Dursley

Camborne

Cardiff Canton

Cardiff Extra

Cardiff Pengam Extra

Cardiff Roath Underground

Cardigan

Carmarthen

Swiss chard

Chepstow

Chippingham

Zirencester 1

Cirencester Extra

Clevedon

Crediton

Cullompton

Culverhouse Cross

Didcot

Dunstable

Ebbw valley

Eggam

Exeter underground station

Exeter Vale

Exmund

Falmouth underground station

Faringdon Pk Road

Feltham

Feltham Dukes Green

Gerrard’s cross

Glastonbury

Gloucester Churchdown

Harrow 2

Haverfordwest

Hayes Bulls B / Dge Ext

Helston

Hemel hemp plant

Henley

Hereford 1

Hereford 2

High Wycombe

High Wycombe Loudwtr

Honiton

Hoover building

Hungerford

Ilfracombe

Ilminster

Kensington

Keynsham

Kidlington

Kingsbridge

Landrindod Wells

Langport

Launceston

Ledbury

Lee Mill Extra

Leighton Buzzard

Llanelli Extra

Lydney High Street

M / Tydfil Beacon Place

Maesteg

Marlborough

Midsomer Norton

Milford Haven

Mine head

Nagelsee

Neath Abbey

Newbury

Newbury Extra

Newbury Metro

Newport Gwent Extra

Newport Spytty Road

Newton Dept.

Oxford

Oxford 2

Padstow

Pembroke Dock

Penarth

Penwortham

Penzance

Pinner

Plymouth Underground

Plymouth Roborough

Plymouth Transit Way

Pontardawe

Pontardulais

Pontypool

Pontypridd

Port Talbot east bank

Prince Risborough

Quedgeley

Reading Battle Hospital

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Redfield

Redruth extra

Redruth Tolgus

Rickmansworth

risk

Seaton

Shepton Mallet

Slough Wellington Extra

St Austell 2

St. Ives

St. Mellons

Stow-On-The-Wold

Stroud

Sunbury Extra

Swansea 3 companies

Swansea Extra

Swansea Marina

Swindon Extra

Swindon underground

Talbot Green Extra

Taplow

Taunton

Tavistock

Teddington

Tenbury Wells

Tetbury

Thornbury

Tiverton

Torquay underground station

Tring

Trow Bridge

Truro

Twickenham

Wade bridge

Fountain

Weston super mare

Windsor

Wokingham

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Yeading Extra

Yiewsley

Ystrad Mynach

Ystradgynlais Wind Road

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