Sainsbury’s has announced a new trial of refillable Ecover stations for washing up liquid and laundry detergent.
The Ecover stations come as part of the retailer’s recent pledge to become Net Zero across its operations by 2040.
From 26 February, customers in Sainsbury’s Harringay superstore will have the option to refill selected Ecover cleaning products using bottles that can be used up to 50 times, therefore having the potential to save over a million tonnes of plastic per year.
The refill trial will also be extended to a further 19 stores.
“Refillable packaging is just one initiative we plan to trial this year and goes to show how a small change can make a big difference,” says a Sainsbury’s spokesperson.
“We look forward to hearing feedback from the trial with a view to rolling out more widely across the estate if successful.”
The trial is the latest in a series of store initiatives aiming to reduce, reuse or replace plastic across the business’ operations, as well as reducing carbon emissions.