Starting in May, Asda will hold a 12-month trial in a store in Middleton, Leeds to try out different ways to reduce, remove and reuse plastic packaging.
New refill solutions and recycling options will make it possible for customers to fill up their own containers at refill points for everyday essentials like coffee, rice, pasta, tea and cereals.
Asda also announced the removing of plastic packaging from mushrooms and cucumbers and the selling of “naked” flowers without any plastic packaging. New recycling facilities in store are planned as well, including a reverse vending machine for plastic bottles and cans, hanger recycling and a deposit box for unwanted small plastic toys.
All the trials will last for at least three months and from there Asda will decide whether to roll it out, retrial or stop.
Image: (c) Asda
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