// Morrisons has faced backlash after announcing that shoppers can bring their own containers
// The new container policy aims at encouraging customers to cut down on packaging waste
// Many customers labelled the move as “unhygienic” particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic
Morrisons has received mixed response after announcing that shoppers can bring their own containers to fill up with items at fresh food counters.
Many customers have branded the move as “unhygienic” since Morrisons introduced the idea on Facebook.
“You can now bring your own reusable containers to our counters including our butchers, fishmongers and deli, where our colleagues will happily fill them for you,” Morrisons said.
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“Simply hand over your container to be weighed. #ReduceReuseRecycle.”
The post has since been liked over 1800 times, and shared almost 800 times.
Morrisons’ new container policy aims at encouraging customers to cut down on packaging waste.
Although some customers have welcomed the idea thanks to the grocer’s initiative to reduce waste, many have labelled it as “unhygienic” particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is one of Morrisons’ many initiatives to cut down on waste. Earlier this week, the Big 4 grocer announced that it will remove all plastic ‘bags for life’ from every store nationwide following a successful trial, saving 3200 tonnes of plastic per year.
Customers will now instead be able to purchase its paper bags which are reusable, recyclable, water resistant, tear resistant and can hold up to 16kg.