Tesco launches new service that will change the way customers shop 'for good'

By Sophie Law & Alexander Smail

Tesco is preparing the launch of a new service in stores and online which will change the way people shop.

It is getting ready to introduce zero-waste shopping, which means that people will be able to buy products in reusable packaging and avoid wasting plastic.

Everything from soft drinks to tomato sauce to tea bags will be soon be available to purchase in refillable packaging.

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Once used up, customers simply need to return the packing to the supermarket and it can be cleaned and filled up again, as reported by the Daily Record.

Among the brands confirmed to be available in the new packaging are Bisto, Brewdog, Carex, Coca-Cola, Ecover, Fever Tree, Finish, Good4U, Heinz, Naked Noodle, Original Source, Persil, Quaker Oats, Radox and Tetley.

Beyond that, the supermarket has confirmed that 35 of its own-brand essential products - including rice, sugar and pasta - will also be included, with even more products set to be added over the coming months.

The initiative will launch in 10 Tesco stores in England this week, but there are plans to roll it out in Scotland if successful.

It comes after a year-long online pilot scheme in which customers could order and return products in reusable packaging from their home.

It will work by customers paying a deposit fee on each piece of packaging ranging from 20p to £5 at the checkout.

This is then fully refundable via an app when the empty item is returned to a collection point in the store.

Shoppers wishing to opt for reusable packaging visit the Loop fixture in the store and add the products they want into their trolley as a part of their shop.

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