Reducing packaging in Tesco Lotus

We take the sustainability of our products and packaging extremely seriously. In collaboration with our suppliers we are reducing and simplifying the types of materials we use in our packaging so that less is used and it’s easier to recycle.

In our Thailand business, meat was previously sold in plastic trays and wrapped several times in plastic wrap. Now Tesco Lotus is adopting technology used in the UK which not only reduces the amount of plastic used but also completely seals the packaging to preserve freshness of the product. The new trays have reduced plastic use by 38-41% and are 100% recyclable.

We are the first retailer in Thailand to introduce the new trays, which are being rolled out across our fresh meat and fruit to go products.

Further examples on how we have been working with suppliers to reduce packaging can be found here

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