Tesco to trial 'plastic-free' fruit and veg

In a move sure to please fans of our 'Legooms' re-useable produce bags, supermarket giant Tesco is trialing the removal of its plastic packaging. 

The month-long pilot will be run at two of its Extra stores in Watford and Swindon.

The trial will involve removing plastic packaging from 45 foods, including apples, onions, mushrooms, peppers, bananas and avocados, where loose alternatives are available.

A welcome pledge, considering that chain supermarkets are responsible for producing more than 800,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste each year.