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Following the release of the company’s annual report, which revealed that Tesco is on track to meet its science-based emissions targets, the supermarket has made a massive announcement.

In a move that some are suggesting ‘raises the bar’ for all others, the UK’s biggest supermarket announced it will ban all non-recyclable plastic by 2019. The news has been received by campaigners and waste experts with positive cautiousness, as, despite the show of ambition, Tesco has yet to “make a firm commitment when it comes the volume of plastic it produces and sells”.

As quoted in The Independent, Tesco’s chief product officer Jason Tarry has reportedly commented that the company is “committed to reducing the total amount of packaging used across our business”, this includes working with suppliers to “redesign and reduce all packaging materials.”

Tesco is also calling on more Government action in support of the development of better recycling infrastructure and practice.

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