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Morrisons has today announced it is bringing back its "popular" container service in a bid to reduce the amount of single use plastic packaging in stores. The supermarket giant asks customers to bring their own reusable container into store or purchase the ones available in the Home aisles.

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Many supermarkets are attempting to reduce the amount of single use plastic used on food products.

The news comes after it was revealed that around 800,000 tonnes of plastic comes from UK supermarkets. 

In a bid to combat this, Morrisons is reintroducing its refillable container service at all stores nationwide.

Each purchase is given a sticky label that is then scanned at tills.

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Morrisons brings back ‘popular’ refillable container service at meat and fish countersMorrisons brings back ‘popular’ refillable container service at meat and fish counters (Image: Getty/Morrisons)

Morrisons: Each purchase is given a sticky label that is then scanned at tillsMorrisons: Each purchase is given a sticky label that is then scanned at tills (Image: Morrisons)

The service can be used at Morrisons Butchers, Fishmongers and Deli.

More than 2,000 tonnes of plastic could be saved if every customer used a refillable container for their purchase in Morrisons.

To celebrate the return of the service, the retailer has slashed the price across selected meat and fish cuts including 8oz rump steaks for just £2.50 and pork belly for just £4 per kilogram.

Natasha Cook, Packaging Manager at Morrisons, said: “Reducing plastic in our stores is an important part of our sustainability agenda and it really matters to our customers too. 

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