Tesco has today announced the launch of a new squash - its first quadruple strength cordial and the first from a major retailer in Ireland, which will offer customers more drinks in fewer plastic bottles.
Available now in all 151 Tesco Ireland stores and online, the Tesco Quadruple Strength Squash makes twice the number of glasses as its double strength predecessor, the retailer said.
This means that customers can now enjoy the same amount of squash as they have done previously, while using half the number of plastic bottles, it said.
The new quadruple strength squash is available in 11 flavours, including Orange & Mango, Cherries & Berries, and Apple & Blackcurrant.
Each flavour contains up to 40% real fruit or fruit juice, which is twice the amount featured in a bottle of Tesco Double Strength Squash.
All flavours are available in 1.5L bottles for just €1.89, while five of the squash flavours will also be available as 750ml bottles for €0.99.
According to Tesco, its own-label Quadruple Strength Squash bottle is made from PET plastic and can be placed in the household recycling bin, rinsed with cap on.
The plastic sleeve on the bottle can be removed at the end of the shopping trip and recycled in stores through our collection points, it said.
Using Paltech patented technology, these plastics will be flaked and prepared for processing into construction materials to be used in the Tesco Ireland store network for new stores, and in store maintenance and refits including buildings, car-park barriers and signage, in the near future, it added.