Jan 24, 2019

Tesco and Carrefour to trial refillable container scheme

Tesco and French supermarket Carrefour will trial a new, global online shopping service based on refillable rather than recyclable containers. Typically, shoppers will pay a small deposit for a product's container which will be refunded when it's returned. The supermarket chain already allows shoppers to bring their own refillable containers for a limited range of products such as rice and pasta in some of its French stores. In 2011 Asda decided against expanding a small trial of refillable fabric conditioner bottles after shoppers failed to keep reusing the containers. Consumer goods firms including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestle, PepsiCo, The Body Shop and Mondelez are all contributing products for the trial.

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