Tesco to stop sale of plastic-wrapped multipacks in stores

Tesco is banishing shrink-wrapped multipacks of baked beans, soup and tuna from its aisles as part of a drive to slash its use of plastic packaging.

The store-cupboard staples are among the biggest selling groceries in UK supermarkets. Tesco said shoppers would not end up paying more because the packs would be replaced with permanent multi-buy deals on individual tins.

The packaging is being removed from Tesco’s own label products as well as from major brands such as Heinz, Green Giant, John West and Princes.

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