Jun 4, 2019

Bring your own containers, says Waitrose

Waitrose is starting a trial aimed at reducing packaging by removing plastic from flowers and plants and offering more loose fruit and vegetables. Customers will be able to use their own containers to buy and refill produce such as pasta, rice and cereals. According to a report by Greenpeace last year, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Tesco allow customers to use their own reusable containers for certain products bought over the counter, such as meat and fish. Produce in Waitrose's unpacked refill stations will be up to 15% cheaper and consumers will be encouraged to use their own containers apart from for beer and wine and Ecover products. Waitrose no longer offers 5p single-use carrier bags although sells ones for 10p..

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