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Waitrose joins the Unpackaged Movement
The circular economy in action! This could well become one of the key points of non-price differentiation between grocery retailers in the UK. Waitrose is trialling refilling stations for dried fruits, pasta, wines and beers using a bottle deposit system in a bid to cut their use of plastic.
Prices are typically 15% cheaper than the packaged alternatives providing an added incentive.
28 products including grains, cereals, coffee beans, dried fruit & seeds have been taken out of packaging and will be available through dispensers. Refillable bottles can be used to purchase a small range of beers and wines.
Hopefully this will scale across the country. If such a trial doesn't work on the Botley Road Waitrose in Oxford then it is unlikely to work anywhere!