Tesco to expand partnership with refillable grocer Loop to offer its service in-store

Tesco is set to introduce its Loop refillable service in its physical stores, a year after the partnership initially was announced.

Loop gives customers the option to order household brands through their app or website and for them to arrive in refillable containers made of materials including stainless steel, aluminium, glass and BPA-free plastics.

Once the product has been used, the empty containers are then collected by DPD and cleaned and reused by Loop.

Until now, the service has only been available online however the retailer has announced it is rolling it out to its bricks-and-mortar stores.

Some of the brands sold products through Loop have included Heinz, Coca Cola, Persil, Nivea and Danone.

Loop also has plans to reimagine the traditional service of delivering milk, claiming its everyday essentials are “available in durable, functional packaging that’s beautiful enough to display.”

READ MORE: Tesco partners with zero-waste shopping platform Loop to deliver goods in re-usable containers

The service is expected to launch in-store at selected branches of Tesco later this year, however it is not yet known which stores the Loop service will be available.

The new in-store service will enable shop customers to buy the refillable containers with branded goods already packed inside.

Loop currently already operates in France and in the US with grocers Kroger and Walgreens.

Greenpeace senior campaign manager Louise Edge said when the partnership was initially announced: “Replacing throwaway packaging with refillable containers won’t just help stem plastic pollution and protect wildlife.

“By preventing swaps from single use plastic to cardboard, it helps protect our forests too. Plus, reuse can deliver reduction in greenhouse gases, so it’s a win win win for the environment.”

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