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Woolworths launches BYO container for delicatessen, charcuterie and seafood in Tasmanian stores

Woolworths announces MASSIVE change to its delis, meat and seafood counters across Australia

  • Woolworths shoppers can now use their own containers to fill at delis
  • BYO container initiative launched in all supermarkets in Tasmania
  • Trials will roll out in other stores in NSW and Victoria early next year


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Shoppers can now bring their own reusable containers from home to fill from the deli, meat and seafood counters in Woolworths in an effort to reduce plastic waste.

As part of a trial that will be expanded in the coming months, the BYO container initiative has been launched in all supermarket stores in Tasmania and in the new West End store in Queensland following a successful trial at the Crows Nest outlet in Sydney.

Tests are expected to be rolled out in other supermarkets in New South Wales and Victoria early next year.

Customers who want to cut plastic in their regular store can simply let team members behind the counter know that they have brought their own container.

From there, the employee will match the tare weight to their container, fill it and get a printed barcode sticker to scan at checkout.

Shoppers can now bring their own reusable containers from home to fill from the deli, meat and seafood counters in Woolworths in an effort to reduce plastic waste

Shoppers can now bring their own reusable containers from home to fill from the deli, meat and seafood counters in Woolworths in an effort to reduce plastic waste

Team members working behind the counters adjust the tare weight to their container, fill it and provide a printed barcode sticker to scan at the checkout

Team members working behind the counters adjust the tare weight to their container, fill it and provide a printed barcode sticker to scan at the checkout

Team members working behind the counters adjust the tare weight to their container, fill it and provide a printed barcode sticker to scan at the checkout

Woolworths Group Chief Sustainability Officer Alex Holt said that if each customer brings their own deli container, an average store could save up to 10,000 single-use plastic containers a year.

“We’re always looking for new ways to grow greener and the ability to bring your own containers to the deli is something our customers have been asking for,” she said.

“Across the community, we are increasingly adding reusable packaging to our regular routines – whether it’s reusable cups for our morning coffee or taking our own bags to the supermarket.

“We hope that our new BYO container program will be no different and that together with our customers we can help reduce the amount of single-use plastic in their supermarket. ‘The potential impact of such a small change is enormous.’

For food and business safety, containers brought by customers to be filled in the store must have a sealable lid, be clean and in good condition, and not be glass or single-use

For food and business safety, containers brought by customers to be filled in the store must have a sealable lid, be clean and in good condition, and not be glass or single-use

For food and business safety, containers brought by customers to be filled in the store must have a sealable lid, be clean and in good condition, and not be glass or single-use

Customers who want to cut plastic in their regular store can simply inform team members behind the counter that they have brought their own container

Customers who want to cut plastic in their regular store can simply inform team members behind the counter that they have brought their own container

Customers who want to cut plastic in their regular store can simply inform team members behind the counter that they have brought their own container

For food and business safety, containers brought in by customers to be filled in the store must have a sealable lid, be clean, in good condition, and not be glass or single-use.

The option is available for all products sold by weight at delis, meat and seafood counters, and currently not available for salads sold by volume.

The supermarket chain is working on reducing plastic and making its products more sustainable in all its activities. It has committed to making 100 percent of its own brand packaging recyclable, compostable or reusable by the end of 2023.

Since 2018, Woolworths has improved the packaging of more than 550 own-brand and fresh produce, removing thousands of tons of plastic from products such as milk bottles, meat trays, product packaging and bakery containers.

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