Fully recyclable packaging trial for Tesco potatoes

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01 June 2021
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Fully recyclable packaging trial for Tesco potatoes

TESCO is to trial fully recyclable packaging for its 1kg new season potatoes and is also to reduce the amount of paper used in its 2.5kg potato packaging. 

The packaging trial will last for 12 weeks across 100 stores, with plans to roll out the changes to more products if the trial is successful. The packaging change will initially cover the Tesco Ireland range of ‘New Season Early Potatoes’.

The change will also reduce the amount of paper used in Tesco’s 2.5kg new season potatoes bag by 30% and remove almost 50,000 non-recyclable 1kg new season plastic bags from the waste system annually. The new paper bags will carry the green ‘widely recycled’ logo and can be recycled at home.

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