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Tesco to drop carbon reduction logo

Tesco will no longer feature the Carbon TrustÂ’s carbon reduction label on its packaging.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Tesco to drop carbon reduction logo

The supermarket told the Grocer magazine that the label is too time-consuming and costly to justify. It also told of its disappointment with the lack of uptake from other retailers who have failed to follow Tesco’s lead.

Tesco launched the label in conjunction with the Carbon Trust in 2006.

Commenting on the move Tesco’s climate change director, Helen Fleming said: "We expected that other retailers would move quickly to do it as well, giving it critical mass, but that hasn’t happened. 

"There are an enormous amount of companies that research the carbon footprints of their products but how do you ramp that up to the top level? We now need to make the right long-term decision and we’re talking about what we do next."

Tesco has researched a total of 1,100 products for the scheme resulting in 500 products carrying the labels in Tesco stores.

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