M&S Food rolls out refill stations to 25 stores

Marks and Spencer has expanded its refill scheme to 25 stores across the UK after seeing seen over 10,000 customers bring bottles back to store to top up on own-brand cleaning and laundry products.

The refill scheme was trialled last year in six stores in partnership with Reposit.

The expansion into more stores across the UK is expected to remove an estimated 150,000 pieces of plastic, supporting M&S’ Plan A target to remove 1 billion units of plastic packaging by 2027, on their roadmap to net zero by 2040.

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M&S Food head of sustainability Lucinda Langton said the scheme so far has “proven hugely popular”.

“There is high demand for refillable and great value options – so we’re delighted to be able to introduce this into even more of our stores across the UK this month,” Langton added.

Reposit co-founder Stuart Chidley commented: “Reposit are delighted to have worked closely with M&S to build a scalable standardised returnable packaging solution that works for business and customers.

“This scale up is the result of strong customer engagement which we hope will result in more action across the retail industry to offer customers a convenient alternative to single-use packaging,” Chidley added.

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