Tesco removes 20 million pieces of plastic from xmas range

Tesco has removed 20 million pieces of plastic from this year’s Christmas range.

The supermarket retailer’s own label crackers are now for the first time plastic free and will include non-plastic presents.

312,000 Christmas lights will now be sold in recyclable cardboard packaging, while packs of Christmas cards are free from plastic.

Tesco has also stopped using glitter for all single use products and packaging.

Sarah Bradbury, Tesco quality director, said: “It is an absolute priority of ours to remove and reduce the amount of plastic in our stores to the minimum and ensure everything we use is recycled and kept out of the environment – Christmas time is no exception, and we want to do our bit to help customers have more sustainable celebrations.”

Tesco sells business in Thailand and Malaysia

Tesco has confirmed the sale of its business in Thailand and Malaysia which will enable the supermarket group to focus on its European stores.
“I would like to thank all our colleagues in Asia for their hard work and dedication to our customers over many years,” said Ken Murphy, Tesco Group chief executive. “They have built a very strong business.

“I’m confident that the agreement with CP Group will ensure that they are well setup for continued success. This sale allows us to focus on our businesses across Europe and to continue delivering for customers, make a significant contribution to our pension deficit and return value to shareholders.”

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