Advert

Latest

Labour Party Suspend Jeremy Corbyn After Antisemitism Report
published at29 minutes ago
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
News

Tesco Set To Pay Customers For Recycling Plastic Bottles

Tesco Set To Pay Customers For Recycling Plastic Bottles

As Tesco's slogan states, 'Every Little Helps', and that sentiment certainly rings true with a new sustainability scheme its currently trying out.

Tesco is trialling a series of in-store recycling bins that will pay customers 10p for every plastic bottle handed in.

The Independent reports that the trials are currently taking place at selected stores in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, Swansea, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham and will be rolled out across the UK if deemed a success.

Tesco store sign
Tesco store sign
Advert

Now before you start rifling through bins in anticipation, obviously there'll be limits to how much customers can return - 10 a day per shopper. And the bottles will have to be up to 750ml in size and bought from Tesco or major brands such as Coca-Cola.

Either way, that's a quid per day for doing nothing aside from helping to cut plastic waste.

In addition to the trial, Tesco recently launched its 'bring your own container' scheme, whereby shoppers are now able to reuse their own containers to package whole foods such as meat, dairy or fish when purchasing items from stores across the country.

It certainly seems the supermarket chain is determined to do its bit, as the news comes just months after announcing plans to ban non-recyclable plastic packaging by 2019.

Advert

Granted, this probably could've done with happening sooner. Ya know, before the Great Pacific Garbage Patch reached the size of Texas x 2.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Community

US Reacts To 'American Food Aisle' In Tesco

Credit: Ocean Cleanup/Facebook
Credit: Ocean Cleanup/Facebook
Technology

PlayStation Ordered To Pay $3.5 Million For Misleading Australian Customers

published at5 months ago

But it's something, and hopefully this new initiative will inspire more shoppers to do their bit and recycle their waste.

Tesco's UK CEO Jason Tarry hopes that other supermarkets will follow suit. Speaking about the cash for bottles scheme, he said: "We would urge the government to move to a single, nationwide approach to waste collection that makes it much easier for people to recycle."

Advert

After all, UK consumers reportedly get through approximately 13 billion plastic bottles a year, with a worrying three billion of these being incinerating or sent to landfill where they go on to pollute the earth.

Get involved and ensure the world's first country made of trash is its last.

Find out more here

Become a citizen of the Trash Isles here

Advert

Donate to our charity partner, Plastic Oceans Foundation here

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Plastic, supermarket, cash, Tesco, Recycling

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Woman Beheaded As Three Killed In Suspected Terror Attack At Nice Church
published at4 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Woman Beheaded As Three Killed In Suspected Terror Attack At Nice Church

published at4 hours ago
Costa Coffee Is Selling Terry's Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate This Christmas

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]