Tesco makes use of “pillow packs” to bundle contemporary meat

UK grocery store Tesco is to introduce new “pillow packs” in an effort to use 70% much less plastic packaging on contemporary meat.

The brand new Tesco packs are reported to make use of 70% much less plastic.

As an alternative of the normal tray or prime wrap pack, buyers will now see two traces of mince within the new packaging. Tesco is trialling the brand new packaging which makes use of 70% much less plastic, on two traces: 500g Tesco Beef Lean Steak Mince 5% fats (£3.49) and Tesco Beef Mince 500g 20% fats (£2.49).

The transfer comes following Sainsbury’s resolution to make use of cardboard meat packaging at first of July.

The grocery store stated it intends to roll the packs out to extra shops and throughout extra traces, offering buyer suggestions is sweet.

Pillow packs are the alternative to hoover packs. The marginally inflated “pillow” is designed to maintain the mince in excellent situation and prevents it being compressed.

Whereas the brand new packs nonetheless comprise the identical quantity of mince because the outdated ones, the packaging is smaller in measurement, that means, stated Tesco, that fewer lorries are wanted to move them, and shops can match extra on cabinets, growing availability.

Dom Morrey, Tesco business director for Contemporary, stated: “In addition to searching for nice worth after they store, prospects need to see much less plastic packaging of their trolleys. Pillow packs are a win-win: they hold the mince in excellent situation whereas requiring a lot much less plastic. 

“Eradicating or lowering pointless plastic is a vital method that Tesco can scale back its environmental influence. We’re happy with what we have now performed to date however proceed to search for methods to do extra.”

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