Clean sweep: Tesco to ban sale of wet wipes containing plastic

Michael Holder
clock • 2 min read
Wet wipes can cause sewer blockages if flushed down the toilet | Credit: iStock
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Wet wipes can cause sewer blockages if flushed down the toilet | Credit: iStock

No wet wipes, pet wipes, cleaning wipes or tissues sold in Tesco stores will contain plastic by the end of 2022, the firm has said

Tesco is to stop selling baby wipes containing plastic across its stores nationwide from later this month, as part of the supermarket giant's wider crackdown on plastic waste across its business and supply...

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