Asda is trialling refillable packaging to help reduce plastic waste

Read Time:   |  29th October 2019

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Asda customers are being encouraged to bring their own containers when shopping which can be refilled from new dispensers within the store.

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Reducing the amount of plastic we throw away is an important step in living a more sustainable life. In an attempt to facilitate this, Asda customers will be able to bring in their own containers which can be refilled from dispensers within the store. This scheme will be trailed for three months in 2020.

Asda has also claimed that by the end of next year, almost a third of Asda’s own brand plastic packaging will come from recycled materials. This is all in an attempt to stop almost 20,000 tones on non-recycles plastic from ending up in landfill. Asda is also aiming to reduce the total amount of plastic used in its own brand packaging by 15% by February 2021.

Asda chief executive Roger Burnley said: “The elimination of avoidable plastic, and crucially single-use plastic, is at the top of our minds – and at the top of our customers’ minds.”

He continued, “Our focus is on removing unnecessary plastic, and where packaging is beneficial to the life of a product we will trial new solutions that are as recycled and as recyclable as possible.”

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