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Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping from Tesco

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53406881

sounds like a good option for those who are trying to use less plastic, but it will burn a hole through your pocket

would you take up this scheme?

hspexy
25 days ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig25 days ago

I think it is a brilliant idea, but it doesn't say how much it will cost the customer, also it appears to only be on big brand items, which would make my shopping even more expensive, so unless it is also offered on supermarket own products and doesn't cost a fortune, I would be reluctant to use it. I'm all for helping the environment but it also has to be affordable for me and if it is only on big brands then I can't afford to do it.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
24 days ago

I agree. From what I’ve seen, you will be paying a lot more, and that will be a problem for most. But it’s good they’re giving the option

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig24 days ago

hspexy definitely good that they are giving the option. I always to reduce my plastic consumption, recycle everything, be as sustainable as possible, but the problem is it can be so expensive sometimes. For example you can get shampoo for less than a pound in a bottle but the more environmentally friendly shampoo bars can cost £8! I just can't afford that!

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana24 days ago

I think bio-degradable is better than re-usable with both collection and cleaning requiring extra energy and resources. Maybe I'm wrong but I'd like to see a breakdown of the benefits of refilling.

If I'm on a walk and take a banana with me I throw away the banana skin because it bio-degrades and don't want it going to landfill. Looking online some people say that is the right thing to do others say its the wrong thing, it's very hard to work out sometimes the best way of helping the environment. So many different viewpoints out there.

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hspexy
hspexy
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24 days ago

Yes I believe there are cases where bio degradable is better, but I don’t think western companies are ready to use the likes of bamboo and elephant poo as containers quite yet. We are currently putting out banana peels in bottles and filling them with water, as I have read they’re good to water the plants with

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas24 days ago

So if the items are on reusable containers does the consumer pay more or less?

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