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The supermarket chain blames the amount of work involved and lack of interest from other retailers as their reasons for failing to follow through.

This article titled “Tesco drops carbon-label pledge” was written by Adam Vaughan, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 30th January 2012 15.02 UTC

Tesco has dropped its plan to label all its products with their carbon footprint, blaming the amount of work involved and other supermarkets for failing to follow its lead.

In January 2007, Tesco’s chief executive, Sir Terry Leahy, promised “a revolution in green consumption” as the company pledged to put carbon labels on all 70,000 products. Orange juice, toilet roll and milk were among the products to have the emissions from their production catalogued.

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