Morrisons has at the moment introduced it’s bringing again its “well-liked” container service in a bid to cut back the quantity of single use plastic packaging in shops. The grocery store large asks clients to convey their very own reusable container into retailer or buy those obtainable within the Residence aisles.
“The service was extremely popular with our clients when it was first launched earlier than lockdown, and we’re happy to see it return with some nice worth offers on our recent, British high quality merchandise.”
Elsewhere, Morrisons was the primary grocery store to ditch plastic provider baggage and introduce paper baggage as a substitute.
The paper bag options have been examined to carry as much as 16kg and the retailer mentioned they’re reusable, recyclable, water-proof and tear-resistant.
They may value 30p and there can be cotton and woven baggage obtainable too, costing between 75p and £2.50.
The elimination of the plastic baggage started in Scotland final month and can be phased out throughout England and Wales this 12 months.
Prospects who order their purchasing on-line may also obtain their meals store with out plastic baggage.
David Potts, Chief Govt at Morrisons, mentioned: “We’ve got been listening onerous to our clients over the previous 12 months and we all know that they’re enthusiastic about doing their bit to maintain plastics out of the atmosphere.
“Eradicating all the plastic baggage from our supermarkets is a big milestone in our sustainability programme.”
The grocery store is on observe to hit its 50 p.c plastic discount goal by 2025.
Sainsbury’s additionally lately shared an replace on what it’s doing to assist scale back its plastic use in shops.
The retailer has teamed up with Prevented Ocean Plastic to make use of extra recycled plastic on merchandise.
It’ll purpose to show plastic collected from the coast into packaging on its meals.
The recycled packaging can be used on strawberries and recent fish merchandise by working with packaging provider Sharpak.
The replace in shops will see 34 p.c of Sainsbury’s fish and 80 p.c of Berry Backyard punnets of strawberries be made out of the reused materials.
In addition to ensuring they’re doing every thing they’ll to cut back plastic, supermarkets have additionally made certain they’re conserving colleagues and employees protected by introducing numerous totally different security measures.