Shoppers to find a greener future is in the bag
SHOPPERS in Ely are being encouraged to go green as part of a new experiment at Waitrose. A special green till will be available until October 21 for those who wish to reduce the use of single-trip carrier bags, and promote environmentally-friendly sh
SHOPPERS in Ely are being encouraged to 'go green' as part of a new experiment at Waitrose.
A special 'green' till will be available until October 21 for those who wish to reduce the use of single-trip carrier bags, and promote environmentally-friendly shopping.
Sarah Jackson, manager at Waitrose, said: "Customers in Ely will have a genuine pioneering role when it comes to shaping our green agenda as a business."
The special till, which will be dressed in green, will not provide customers with plastic bags, instead expecting them to bring their own bags, or to purchase a 'Bag for Life' from the store.
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If successful, the trial could promote a potential 'bag-less' supermarket of the future.
"How customers react will help us determine realistic ways of making our business even greener," said Ms Jackson.
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The trial is one of only three taking place across the country.