Tesco introduces 'UK’s first' tubeless kitchen foil

Tesco introduces 'UK’s first' tubeless kitchen foil

Sustainability

Tesco is set to revolutionise kitchen essentials with the launch of the UK’s first tubeless kitchen foil, eliminating the need for 12.5 million cardboard rolls annually.

Utilising a state-of-the-art rolling machine, Tesco customers will be the first to experience this innovative product, designed to reduce unnecessary packaging. The move will save 330 tonnes of cardboard each year, aligning with Tesco's commitment to sustainability.

The coreless foil is made possible by a new rolling machine, featuring air vents in the spindle to tightly wrap the aluminium foil. By gently releasing the foil with pumped air, Tesco ensures both convenience and environmental benefits.

This initiative follows Tesco's previous efforts in packaging innovation, including toilet rolls with double the paper content, saving nearly 70 tonnes of plastic annually. Additionally, their recent launch of luxury soft toilet rolls and kitchen towel, made from recycled cardboard, showcases their commitment to sustainable practices.

First ever tubeless kitchen foil to launch in the UK © Tesco
Tesco Technical Manager Bronwen Williams who has been involved in the project said: This new machine has revolutionised foil production, saving hundreds of tonnes of cardboard from needlessly being made in the first place. We are continually looking at ways in which we can cut down on packaging in order to help the environment and hope, after starting with our top selling kitchen foil line, that we will be able to apply this to the rest of our foil range.

Tesco's 4Rs packaging strategy, focusing on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Replace, has already resulted in significant packaging reductions since 2020, totalling over 4,500 tonnes.

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