Morrisons is bringing back a refillable container service at its contemporary fish and meat counters to reduce the quantity of single use plastic packaging utilized in shops.
The grocery store’s butchers, fishmongers and deli workers will now ask clients if they’ve introduced their very own container to be refilled, somewhat than robotically placing merchandise into single use packaging.
The initiative is accessible in all shops and permits clients to deliver their very own containers to counters, with every buy being given a decal that’s then scanned on the tills.
The grocery store says if each Morrisons buyer used a refillable container for his or her counter buy, it will save 2,000 tonnes of plastic a yr.
Cut-price offers throughout chosen meat and fish cuts and deli will probably be obtainable to have fun the return of the service.
Morrisons may even be promoting reusable containers of their house aisle to encourage clients to use them.
Natasha Cook, packaging supervisor at Morrisons, mentioned: “Reducing plastic in our shops is a crucial a part of our sustainability agenda and it actually issues to our clients too.
“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 contemporary, British high quality merchandise.”
Morrisons initially launched the refillable container scheme in 2018 nevertheless it has been placed on maintain throughout the pandemic.
It is one in all plenty of in-store initiatives that Morrisons has unveiled to reduce plastic air pollution.