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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Tesco moves to Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa for own brand chocolate

Tesco has announced that the cocoa sourced for its own brand chocolate, including its Easter Eggs, now comes from sustainably managed farms and is sourced as Rainforest Alliance Certified™. The Rainforest Alliance is committed to supporting cocoa-growing communities, helping increase farmer income, safeguarding soils and conserving wildlife. All the supermarket’s products for which Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa is sourced will now carry the Rainforest Alliance cocoa sourcing label. The partnership and certification comes as recent research reveals that demand for sustainable food is high, with nearly 80% of shoppers wanting…

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Green-minded Brits create record demand for vegan eco-cleaning products

Veganism isn’t the only way that Brits are becoming increasingly eco-conscious – demand for vegan household cleaning products are at a record high. In the last year demand for eco-cleaning products, that are environmentally-friendly and not been tested on animals, has rocketed with Tesco seeing more than an 80 per cent rise in sales. Besides being better for the planet many of these products are also being bought because more Brits now look for cleaning fluids that are kinder to their skin. According to recent studies: Nearly 40 per cent…

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Tesco offers more surplus food to community groups this Easter

Charities and community groups across the UK are being invited to receive free surplus food from Tesco this Easter. Across the UK Tesco redistributes a million meals worth of surplus food a month to good causes as part of its Community Food Connection scheme, run in conjunction with food charity FareShare and powered by FoodCloud technology. Community Food Connection enables some 7,000 charities and community groups to pick up free food from Tesco each week, but some of those groups take a break during school holidays, which means Tesco can…

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Surplus food put to good use with Tesco Community Cookery School programme, supported by Jamie Oliver

Tesco has announced a new training programme Tesco Community Cookery School with Jamie Oliver, which will teach over 1,000 community cooks on how best to use surplus food donations to help stop good food going to waste. Tesco has been focusing on reducing food waste for over a decade. In 2009, Tesco stopped sending food to landfill and in 2013, became the first retailer to publish its food waste data. In 2016, Tesco made a commitment that no food safe for human consumption will go to waste in its operations.…

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