Asda customers urged to bring in refillable containers to cut plastic waste

PUBLISHED: 16:52 26 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:52 26 October 2019

The Norwich Asda in Drayton High Road. Pic: Archant

The Norwich Asda in Drayton High Road. Pic: Archant


Asda customers will be encouraged to bring in their own refillable containers when shopping from next year in a bid to cut down on plastic waste.

Asda in Yarmouth. Pic: ArchantAsda in Yarmouth. Pic: Archant

The company - which has stores in Norwich, Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Swaffham and King's Lynn, said it is to begin trialling new reusable and refillable packaging for "at least" three months in 2020.

You may also want to watch:

An Asda spokesman said it could involve shoppers being able to bring in containers which can be refilled from dispensers within the store.

By the end of 2020, almost a third of Asda's own brand plastic packaging will also come from recycled materials, the supermarket said.

The measure will avoid the use of approximately 19,500 tonnes of non-recycled plastic.

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."

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press