Retailer Tesco has launched a trial to remove a selection of plastic-wrapped fruit and vegetables in a bid to cut down on packaging waste, according to The Guardian.
This month-long trial will begin today at two of its Extra stores in Watford and Swindon, where 45 foods have had its plastic packaging removed and replaced with loose alternatives.
The items include apples, onions, mushrooms, peppers, bananas and avocados.
This move follows Tesco’s announcement that it would ban hard-to-recycle plastic packaging by 2019 and make all packaging fully recyclable by 2025.
Tesco director of quality Sarah Bradbury told The Guardian: “We hope this trial proves popular with customers. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the results, including any impact on food waste.”