Supermarket Asda has changed the way we shop for food with the introduction of it’s new type of shop.
The chain’s first sustainability store is in its trial stage at Asda Middleton – just outside of Leeds.
Apparently, the eco-friendly shop is already a winner with customers.
Asda has partnered up with big brands like Vimto, Kellogg’s and PG Tips to create a store where customers can fill up their own containers.
You just take in your jars or bags and pour the loose product inside.
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This limits waste and plastic use!
If the concept proves popular, the supermarket will roll out more locations in 2021.
To get their customers to shop in a more sustainable way, Asda have also launched their new scheme “Greener at Asda Price”.
The supermarket has promised that loose products will not cost more than the packaged equivalents.
The Middleton store has fifteen massive refill stations containing more than 30 cupboard staples.
You’ll be able to pick up everything from washing powder to rice and pasta.
Also on offer are Taylor’s of Harrogate coffee beans, Lavazza, Kellogg’s cereal and Asda own brand rice and pasta.
There’s also shampoo, detergent, hand wash and shower gel.
Asda shared the news of their new store on Facebook, and the post has been shared a whopping 26,000 times.
Almost 8,000 people have commented too!
Asda wrote: “We've opened our first ever sustainability store, at Asda Middleton in Leeds, where we're offering a range of new and innovative ways to reduce and remove plastic packaging.
“We've partnered with popular household brands including PG Tips, Vimto, Kellogg’s, Radox and Persil to install new equipment at the store so customers can bring their own containers to fill up on items such as tea, coffee, rice, pasta, shampoo, handwash and shower gel."
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It continued: "We've got colleagues standing by to clean it after each use and the equipment's also got an anti-bacterial coating.
“There's also more loose fresh fruit and veg in the store, as well as a pre-loved clothing section, a florist arranging plastic-free flowers, and increased recycling options."
Shoppers were thrilled.
One person wrote: "This is great! More shops should do it.
“There used to be a bag n save shop in Leeds which was fabulous for dry goods.
“It’s exactly what we need.”
Roger Burnley, Asda’s CEO and President, said: "Today marks an important milestone in our journey as we tackle plastic pollution and help our customers to reduce, re-use and recycle.
"We have always known that we couldn't do this alone and I’m delighted that our partners and suppliers have answered the call to bring new and innovative sustainable solutions into store."
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