Waitrose & Partners test zero waste schemes in Oxford

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
The scheme will run for 11 weeks until 18 August

Waitrose & Partners is testing a series of zero waste schemes at its Botley Road shop in Oxford.

Concepts include refillable zone, a frozen pack and mix and a borrow-a-box scheme, which will take hundreds of products out of their packaging.

Customers will be able to refill washing up liquid and detergent, wine and beer and coffee.

Waitrose & Partners hope the tests, branded as Waitrose Unpacked, will help inform how customers might shop in the future.

They will run for 11 weeks until 18 August and customers will be asked to fill in a feedback survey.

Tor Harris, head of corporate social responsibility at Waitrose & Partners, said: “We are determined to build on the work we’ve already done to reduce packaging - and this test will take our efforts to a whole new level as we help the growing number of customers who want to shop in a more sustainable way.”

Packaged equivalents will also be stocked to create an effective test.

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