We're trialling the removal of plastic fruit and veg bags

As part of our continued fight againts plastic pollution, we're really proud to be trialling removing plastic fruit and veg bags from a number of our stores.

In the nine store trial, this could save around 141 tonnes of plastic a year, which equates to over 3.5 million bags.

Instead of the plastic bags, we'll be offering ‘Veggio’ bags, priced at a market-leading 30p each, the bags provide customers with an affordable, reusable alternative to single-use plastic fruit and veg bags.

Kevin Patel, Director of Produce, said: “This is a really exciting step in our journey as we continue to look at innovative ways we can reduce unnecessary plastic from across the business and meet our target of reducing own brand plastic by 15% by 2021.

"We know that our customers and colleagues are really passionate about sustainability and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to do their bit for the environment, without having to compromise on quality."

Stores included in the trial are:

  • Harrogate
  • York (superstore)
  • York (supermarket)
  • Middleton
  • Killingbeck
  • Swansea
  • Bridgend
  • Quedgeley
  • Glasshoughton