New crostini and bread pudding products help Tesco tackle food waste

Bakeries at Tesco are reviving a traditional way of tackling food waste – by turning surplus baguettes and batons into tasty new bread products. Baguettes and batons are among the UK’s most popular bread but also two foods which see among the highest waste at the supermarket. But now Tesco plans to dramatically reduce that figure by launching bread pudding and olive oil crostini lines made from surplus baguettes and batons. And if the move is successful and the products are rolled out across Tesco’s UK stores it could mean…

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Tesco launches Dance Beats fundraiser with three leading UK health charities

Tesco has launched a major national fundraising campaign to support the life-changing work of its three national health charity partners – Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. With cancer, heart and circulatory diseases and diabetes accounting for more than half of all deaths in the UK, Tesco has launched Dance Beats to support the life-changing work of its three national health charity partners – Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK Throughout June and July, Dance Beats will bring the nation together to…

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Tesco calls for more businesses to publish food waste data as amount of food wasted in Tesco is down 17%

Tesco has published its annual food waste data, revealing 63% more food was redistributed to charities, community groups, colleagues and animal feed. The retailer halved the amount of food safe for human consumption going to energy recovery compared to last year (51% decrease) and is now 81% of the way toward its target that no food safe for human consumption goes to waste.  Overall, this led to the amount of food going to waste in Tesco’s UK operations falling by 17% to 44,297 tonnes (0.45% sales) compared to the previous…

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Tesco trials removing plastic from fruit and veg

Tesco has removed an extensive selection of plastic wrapped fruit and veg products from two of its stores. The retailer’s latest move toward sustainable packaging will trial removing packaged fruit and veg wherever a loose alternative exists. A total of forty five packaged foods will be taken out of stores in Watford and Swindon. Customers will see fruit and veg including varieties of apples, mushrooms, peppers, onions, bananas and avocados free from their packaging. This comes as a part of Tesco’s commitments to reduce the amount of packaging in its…

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Tesco trials technology that makes all plastic packaging recyclable

There is now a way for some of Britain’s shoppers to stop the hardest to recycle, soft plastics from going to waste. Tesco will start collecting previously unrecyclable plastics to be recycled in ten of its stores as part of a trial with the recycling specialist, Recycling Technologies. Customers will be able to return to trial stores everything from pet food pouches to shopping bags and crisp packets, all of which cannot commonly be recycled by local councils; safe in the knowledge that the packaging will be sent for recycling…

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