Yate's Tesco Extra superstore will provide a way that customers can recycle soft plastics, saving them from going to landfill.

It comes as part of a trial organised by the superstore chain, with their aim to make all its packaging recyclable.

Customers will now be able to return to the store and recycle empty packets of crisps, pet food pouches and shopping bags instead of simply throwing them out at home.

All of these materials cannot commonly be recycled by councils.

Tesco’s Director of Quality, Sarah Bradbury said:

“Reducing and recycling plastics is such an important issue for us, for customers and for the future of our planet. That’s why we are working hard to reduce the amount of packaging in our stores and have committed that all remaining packaging will be recyclable by 2025.

“Our trial with Recycling Technologies will make even more of our packaging recyclable and help us reach our target. This technology could be the final piece of the jigsaw for the UK plastic recycling industry.”

Currently 83% of all Tesco's packaging is recyclable, but they are aiming to increase that to 90%.