It’s World Environment Day and many brands and retailers are taking the opportunity to showcase their sustainability efforts.
One such example is UK supermarket Waitrose which is undertaking a trial at its Botley Road store in Oxford, in which customers can fill their own containers with products such as coffee, pasta and frozen fruit.
Dispensers will provide refillable options with the packaging-free produce at a discount of up to 15 per cent.
Plastic consumption has become a major concern for Aussie consumers in recent years. In 2016-2017 just 11.8 per cent of the 3.5 million tonnes of plastics consumed in Australia were recycled.
While big retailers have made moves to cut out single use bags, is that enough? Is Australia ready for refillable grocery stores? And if so, what kind of impact could they have on the wider industry?
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