Supermarkets ask buyers to come with their containers for fresh meat and fish

Supermarket chain Morrisons hopes to reduce the amount of plastic that the British throw out every year. Supermarket chain Morrisons wants customers, who buy meat or fish, to take with them reusable containers. Thus the company hopes to reduce the number of packages that meat and fish producers use. The company said that the new scheme "bring your own container" will start operating next month. It is just one of a large number of ideas that the supermarket chain has presented in the hope of contributing to the care of the environment and reducing the use of plastic.

The head of the company, David Potts, said: "Reducing the amount of plastic used is one of the most important issues that society must solve". Morrisons has already announced the abandonment of plastic straws, cotton swabs and disposable plastic bags, and reported that it was going to place water fountains in its branches. In addition, by the end of next year the company will refuse to use plastic boxes used in cold stores for fish and meat, also, soon in supermarkets departments they will start selling fruits and vegetables without plastic film.

But that is not all: the company will try to abandon all unnecessary plastic packaging in the production of its own goods, and all the necessary plastic packages will be recycled by 2025. This decision was announced against the background of reports that two-thirds of families in Britain are trying to buy less water in disposable plastic bottles, and one in five buys soap bar instead of liquid soap.

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