In a letter to Government, 21 of the UK’s major food companies are calling for more stringent regulation to ban imports of food produced from deforestation, reports BBC News.
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The report, by Greenpeace, suggested that supermarkets could reduce plastic by 35 percent by changing the packaging for just 13 categories of popular groceries.
Greenpeace urged the supermarket giant to stop buying meat from companies involved in Amazon deforestation, and Tesco has now called on Government to make deforestation-free food a policy.
Getting ahead of the trend with many UK supermarkets as they move to more sustainable modes of operation, Iceland has announced it aims to be plastic free by 2023.