Tesco removes 20m items of plastic from Christmas range

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Tesco has removed more than 20m pieces of single-use plastic from its Christmas range this year – including crackers, lights, cards and the packaging for puddings – as part of a national drive to reduce plastic pollution.

The UK’s largest supermarket said its own-label crackers were plastic-free for the first time – cutting more than 14m pieces from the seasonal range – while a layer of plastic had been removed from packaging on Christmas puddings and sponges, saving 1.78m pieces of plastic.

The retailer has also eliminated glitter in all its single-use products and packaging, which means wrapping paper, gift bags, cards and crackers are all now widely recyclable.

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