Swindon shoppers could soon be payed 10p every time they recycle a plastic bottle if a planned trial in major UK cities is successful.

Recycling machines will automatically pay customers every time they return bottles to Tesco stores, supermarket bosses have said.

A trial will take place at stores across the UK in the coming days.

The first bottle trials will be limited to 10 bottles per customer, per day and up to 750ml bottles can be deposited.

From 3rd October, Tesco customers will also be able to reuse their own multi-use plastic containers when they buy meat, cheese or fish from the deli.

The food will be placed in recyclable paper, then put in the customer’s reusable container.

Jason Tarry, UK and ROI CEO of Tesco said: “We are already committed to eliminating single use plastic wherever we can and make recycling simpler for customers. Today is another step in that direction.

“However, we know that it is going to take retailers, manufacturers and government to work together to make progress. We would urge the government to work together to make progress. We would urge the government to move to a single, nationwide approach to waste collection that makes it much easier for people to recycle.”

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