// Sainsbury’s launches 1-month trial to remove loose plastic bags for fruit & veg
// Customers can choose to use their own containers to package the produce or purchase a reusable drawstring bag
// The trial will take place at Sainsbury’s Lincoln and Kidlington stores
Sainsbury’s has announced plans to replace loose fruit and veg plastic bags for reusable produce bags.
As part of a trial, shoppers can choose to use their own containers to package the produce or purchase a reusable drawstring bag made from 100 per cent recycled materials for 30p.
The one month trial will take place at the Big 4 retailer’s Lincoln and Kidlington stores.
“We’re pleased to be making a further commitment to our customers as we work with them to offer new ways to reduce unnecessary plastic,” Sainsbury’s director Judith Batchelar said.
“This is just one of the efforts we are making as a business and we look forward to hearing how our customers respond and adapt throughout the trial.”
Sainsbury’s recently launched water refill stations at over 300 stores, as well as a series of reserve vending machine recycling trials.
Waitrose has also introduced a scheme whereby customers can pack certain produce in their own containers.
Meanwhile, Big 4 rival Tesco said it was removing plastic bags from grocery deliveries to fight the war on plastic.