Tesco to offer refillable cleaning sprays in bid to reduce plastic packaging

Tesco is launching a refillable line of cleaning products that could save up to 60 million pieces of plastic a year.
UK households use over 70 million cleaning sprays every year – more than 140 million pieces of plastic.
// Tesco unveils its new range of refillable cleaning spray products
// The new cleaning spray bottle range can be refilled by mixing concentrated solution capsules with water

Tesco has announced its launching a refillable line of cleaning products that could save up to 60 million pieces of plastic a year.

The supermarket chain is introducing a new range of six own-brand spray bottles that can be reused by mixing Tesco dissolvable capsules with water to make a new cleaning solution.

The Big 4 retailer said it hoped the refillable sprays and concentrates would change the way people bought cleaning products as eco-friendly options continued to become more mainstream.


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UK households use over 70 million cleaning sprays every year – more than 140 million pieces of plastic.

Tesco cleaning product buyer Michael Williment said: “Refillable cleaning products should prove to be popular with our customers.”

“Not only are they better for the planet – they clean to the same high standard, are easy to use and cheaper than buying a new spray bottle each time.”

The range includes multi-purpose surface cleanser, kitchen and bathroom surface cleaners, daily shower cleaner and window & glass cleaner with each spray costing 80p while the refills retail at 70p.

Tesco estimates that if shoppers opt for the new concentrated solutions with all the cleaning spray bottles, over 60 million pieces of plastic can be removed from sale per year.

The move is part of the retailer’s plans to reduce plastic usage and waste via its 4Rs strategy, which was first implemented in 2019.

Since then, it has removed over a billion pieces of plastic from its UK operations and aims to remove a further half a billion this year.

Tesco has additionally reduced the materials used each year in its packaging by more than 2500 tonnes and recently launched reusable packaging service Loop in ten stores and new soft plastic recycling facilities across all large stores.

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