Asda has launched its first refill store in Scotland in a bid to help customers to shop more sustainably.
From Monday, shoppers at Asda’s Toryglen store in Glasgow will be able to use their own containers to buy unpackaged products such as pasta, rice, tea, coffee and cereals.
Customers can alternatively purchase a reusable container in store for use.
The supermarket has partnered with brands including Kellog’s, Yorkshire Tea, Napolina and Unilever to provide over 60 products sold loose and unpackaged in specific aisles of the store.
Asda has said that all unpackaged products will be the same price or cheaper than their packaged equivalents.
Susan Thomas, director of commercial sustainability at Asda said: “We have chosen Scotland as the location for our second refill store because it is an important market for Asda and a place where we regularly receive constructive feedback from our customers.
“This feedback is very important to us as we refine our refill offering in stores and work towards a goal of making refill and reuse part of every shopping trip.
““With COP26 coming to Glasgow, there has certainly been an increase in interest in environmental issues across the country, so to see refill land in the host city and with such engaged customers is a really important moment for us.”