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.
- Materials and Design
- Recovery and Recycling
- Remove, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The UK Plastics Pact
Tesco are signatories of the UK Plastics Pact which brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain. Members and partners are at the forefront of generating a fundamental change in the way we design, produce, use, re-use, dispose and reprocess plastics. The Tesco Head of Packaging sits on the Plastics Pact advisory board.
UN treaty on plastic pollution
Tesco has backed and signed a report, co-authored by the WWF, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Boston Consulting Group, that calls a global plastic reduction treaty. Businesses, including Tesco, have a responsibility to address the challenge of plastic pollution and a UN treaty can coordinate stakeholder actions and help to solve the global plastic pollution crisis at scale.