Received an email today which said:
Tesco.com currently uses over 250 million single-use carrier bags and 48 million paper bags per year. But we’re committed to reducing the amount of plastic we use.Tesco email
That’s why, after a successful trial this year, we’ll be removing paper and plastic single-use carrier bags from all online orders, on both home delivery and Click+Collect, from 19 August 2019.
If you place an order before 19 August for delivery after that date, you’ll still receive bags if you’ve asked for them.
For certain products, such as packaged raw meat, we’ll still need to use red hygiene bags. We’ll also need to keep using small clear bags for loose fruit and veg. But both these can be handed back to your delivery driver for recycling.
Our delivery drivers will still be happy to help you unpack. Whether that’s by taking your shopping straight into your kitchen, helping you unpack your items into bags you have ready at your door, or helping you load your car at a Click+Collect point – just remember to have some bags in the boot!
This small change will make a big difference to the overall number of single-use carrier bags we use. And a big difference to the environment, as a result.
All I can say is:
Well done, Tesco!
Let’s hope Sainsburys will follow suit!