Grocer introduces new way to shop
A major grocery chain is taking the lead on sustainability in Australia with an innovative new program.
According to the Dungog Chronicle, Australia-based Lovey's IGA Dungog is allowing customers to bring their own containers. This initiative is part of the company’s ultimate goal in becoming single-use plastic free by the end of July.
"We are really the only ones doing this in the Hunter and we are the first IGA to do it," said store manager of the Dowling Street store, Craig Stephenson, to the Dungog Chronicle.
The store and Clarence Town IGA went single-use plastic bag free last year in July and customers have now adapted to the change, according to the article.
A growing number of independent supermarkets in the United States are selling food without packaging in an effort to reduce the toll of plastic on the environment.
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