We take the sustainability of our products and packaging extremely seriously and always consider the environmental impact of our business on the environment. We know that packaging plays an important role in protecting products and reducing food waste - but it shouldn’t come at an unaffordable cost to the planet.
We only use packaging where it serves a clear purpose. We are working towards all remaining packaging becoming part of a closed loop - meaning no packaging will go to waste. We recognise that we can do more in partnership with government and industry to help establish a robust, closed loop system for packaging materials.
- 4R principle
- Removing of hard to recycle materials
- Backup system for PET bottles and cans
- Reuse of packaging in distribution
- F&F hanger reuse system
- We reduce the total amount of packaging of our own brand.
- By the end of 2020, we will remove all non-recyclable materials from the packaging of our own brand products.
- We will stop using disposable plastic packaging before the deadline set in 2021.
- By 2025, all product packaging of our own brands in Central Europe will be 100% recyclable or reusable.
- By 2025, all paper and board will come from 100% sustainable sources.
Objectives and achieved results:
difficult to recycle materials removed from the packaging of our own brand products in CE (Sept. 2020)
Tesco and its suppliers saved carbon dioxide emissions by using reusable crates
plastics have been removed from Tesca's own brand products due to a change in design
F&F hangers weighing more than 192 tonnes have been reused since the beginning of the programme in 2019