Woolies in Tasmania
From today all Woolworths stores in Tasmania will allow customers to bring their own container to be filled at the supermarket's deli, meat and seafood counters.
Aimed to reduce the amount of disposable plastic containers and wrapping, the Tasmanian trial follows in the footsteps of a successful pilot at Woolworths' Crows Nest store in Sydney as well as its new West End store in Queensland.
All customers have to do is to let the staff member behind the counter know that they wish to use a container. The staff member will then adjust the tare weight to suit the container and fill it to the shopper's preferred amount.
Each BYO container that is used will be provided a printed barcode sticker to use at the checkout.
To be used, all containers brought by customers to be filled must be clean and in "good condition" and have a sealable lid. Glass or single-use plastic will not be accepted. Only produce that is sold by weight at the deli, meat and seafood counters can be used as part of the program, excluding salads that are sold by volume. Similar trials in NSW and Victoria are expected to be rolled out next year.
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