Morrisons has made an important announcement over its meat and fish counters.
The supermarket giant – one of the so called Big Six in England – has issued an update to consumers.
Customers are being told by Morrisons, which operates stores across Birmingham, to bring their own boxes into branches.
The service was pulled because of the coronavirus pandemic over hygiene fears but is now available again in stores.
Morrisons’ rivals include the likes of Tesco, which is the UK’s biggest grocer.
Sainsbury’s, Asda, Lidl and Aldi complete the so called Big Six in the UK.
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.
“The service was very popular with our customers when it was first introduced before lockdown, and we’re pleased to see it return with some great value deals on our fresh, British quality products.”
One shopper replied: “Should sell them at the counter too, if other people are anything like me they never actively go out to purchase food containers but keep the likes of the ones they get when they buy a special fried rice from the local Chinese.”
And a second commented: “They want to practice putting only good meat in there trays …instead of loads of FAT UNDERNEATH. DISGUSTING.”
But some loved the idea.
One wrote: “Well done Morrisons.”
Within minutes of being posted, the announcement racked up hundreds of likes on Facebook.