Tesco has announced plans to scrap the use of plastics in soft drinks multipacks as part of its efforts to slash plastic waste.
The supermarket will now sell its own-brand soft drinks individually at the same price per unit as part of a multi-buy promotion.
This will enable shoppers to mix and match purchases, including lemonade, cola, ginger beer, soda and tonic water.
The latest move is expected to help Tesco save around 45 million pieces of plastic a year.
In addition, a further 33 million pieces of plastic will be removed in the autumn as plastic multipacks are removed from kids’ lunchbox drinks, energy drinks, water and fruit juices.
Since the launch of Tesco’s 4Rs strategy in August 2019, it has removed 1.7 billion pieces of plastic and further reduced packaging by more than 3,000 tonnes from its annual footprint.
Johnny Neville, Tesco Head of Packaging Development said: “Customers are focused on getting great value right now but they still want to use less plastic.
“Not only is this move great news for the environment but it will also offer customers more choice and flexibility when it comes to fizzy drinks – at no extra cost. It could even work out much cheaper for customers who want a variety of drinks.
“Basically it’s more choice, same value but less plastic!”