Tesco has partnered with dishwasher tablet brand Finish in a bid to cut plastic waste.
The Big 4 grocer announced that customers can now bring in used Finish packs for stores to recycle, as well as recycle used plastic carrier bags at larger stores to help eco-friendly customers participate in a circular economy.
Finish also revealed a 15 per cent decrease in its level of plastic used in packaging and has added labelling to its products to spread consumer awareness to use less plastic.
The partnership is part of a wider initiative by the brand’s parent company Reckitt Benckiser to achieve 100 per cent reusable or recyclable plastic across its product ranges by 2025 and to reduce virgin plastic use by 50 per cent by 2030.
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“At Finish, we are constantly exploring how to minimise our environmental impact, and our reduced plastic packs are an example of this commitment in action”, Reckitt Benckiser sales director for hygiene Stephanie Lilley said.
“It is important that consumers have more environmentally conscious options available to them without detracting from quality.”
The news follows Tesco’s launch of a wind farm in the Scottish Highlands in partnership with ScottishPower Renewables as part of the store’s wider efforts to hit its net zero emissions target by 2035.