STAFF at a Barrhead supermarket are cutting back on plastic in a bid to help save the planet.

Plastic-wrapped multi-packs of tinned goods are being replaced with plastic-free multi-buy options at the Tesco store, in Kelburn Street.

Tins will be available individually and remain eligible for multi-buy deals but will no longer have a plastic wrapper to hold them together.

The change applies to Tesco’s own brand products, as well as branded products such as Heinz beans.

Tesco bosses say the move, being rolled out at stores across the UK, aims to help more than eight million households reduce the amount of plastic they use.

A spokesman added: “We are removing all unnecessary and non-recyclable plastic from Tesco.

“As part of this work, removing plastic-wrapped multi-packs from every Tesco store in the UK will cut 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment every year and customers will still benefit from the same great value ‘multi-pack’ price.

“This is part of our plan to remove one billion pieces of plastic in 2020.” 

Research shows that multi-packs of baked beans, tuna, tinned tomatoes and soup are among the most frequently bought grocery items in the UK. 

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