Residents in Handforth can now recycle more of their household waste as part of a pilot scheme happening at their local Tesco.
The Kiln Cross Lane store in Handforth Dean is one of 11 branches across England and Wales chosen to take part in a five-month trial aimed at increasing recycling levels of Pringles tubes and drink cartons.
Tatton MP Esther McVey said: “I am delighted Handforth has been chosen to take part in the scheme. We all need to play our part in protecting the planet and ensuring we recycle as much as we can and not just throw it in general waste. We have many great initiatives for recycling across the constituency and I know from speaking to our young people they are particularly keen to recycle everything they can, so I hope they get involved and take their cartons of drink down to Tesco. I look forward to visiting the scheme when lockdown restrictions are lifted.”
Cartons are commonly used to pack products such as fruit juice, lunch box-sized drinks, soups, passata and custard, but nationally just 68 per cent of councils collect this packaging in recycling bin collections.
In conjunction with Kellogg’s and the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) people will be asked to recycle their cartons, fruit juice boxes, and the new Pringle tubes as part of Kellogg’s commitment to ensure all their packaging is recyclable by 2025.
UK Managing Director at Kellogg’s Chris Silcock said: “We know people want to be able to recycle their Pringles tubes. This trial will allow our shoppers to return them to be recycled into something new and is an important step to help us assess the success of in-store collection for Pringles. We’re pleased to make further progress on our commitment to make all our packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by the end of 2025.”