Tesco Ireland introduces reusable produce and fruit bags.
The 164 establishments offer environmentally friendly bags for customers.
A new reusable netting bag for loose fruit and vegetables has been introduced by Tesco Ireland. The new, reusable bag will take the place of the common pinch-and-pull plastic bag and provide consumers with a more environmentally friendly method of packaging loose produce.
The bag is washable, recyclable at clothes and textile banks, and manufactured entirely from recycled plastic bottles. They are currently offered in all 164 retailers’ stores across the country for a price of 49 cents.
Tesco Ireland’s Commercial Director, Joe Manning, stated, “We are constantly searching for fresh, creative ways to lessen the usage of plastic in our operations. One way we might accomplish that is using this reusable net bag. This is a small way to encourage our consumers to use less soft plastic when they buy.
Tesco Ireland has previously taken significant steps to provide packaging that is as environmentally friendly as possible. The corporation made a number of environmental goals in 2019, one of which was that by 2025, all packaging on Tesco own-label products would be completely recyclable.
One of the company’s successes to far has been the removal of all plastic-wrapped multipacks in favour of plastic-free multibuys, resulting in the annual removal of 1.5 million pieces of plastic wrap from products including tinned tomatoes, tuna, and sweet corn.
The business developed a method for recycling soft plastics first among Irish retailers. At the conclusion of their shopping trip, shoppers may easily remove any soft plastic wrapping they no longer need, such as cling wrap or the outer wrap from water bottle multipacks, from any store that has in-store collection locations.
Tesco Ireland has set a net zero goal for its own operations for the year 2035 and a goal of reaching zero emissions throughout all of its supply chains by the year 2050.