15 July 2020
A new way to shop which reduces plastic waste
Loop is an innovative shopping platform which provides consumers with online deliveries in durable packaging that can then be returned and reused rather than binned. In partnership with Tesco, and led by recycling specialists TerraCycle, Loop has brought together a host of leading consumer brands to enable consumers to order a wide range of everyday products that can be ordered online through their website here. A deposit is charged in addition to the product, which is then refunded on the return of the packaging, either via scheduled pick-up from home or via drop off at one of 2,500 DPD collection points in the UK.
“Our ground-breaking partnership with Loop has been designed to test a new way of helping customers use less plastic and explore the exiting potential of reuse” said Tesco Group CEO Dave Lewis. “We will learn what works at scale as we develop plans with Loop to introduce reusable packaging into our business”.
This initiative is an exciting example of how businesses are thinking outside of the box to address increasing pressures from environmental and societal needs as we move toward a more sustainable future. Read Business Green’s article on the initiative here.