Zero Waste Shopping

Zero Waste Shopping

James Martin-Harper |


Zero-waste shopping gets its fill

29 September 2021

THE RECENT IPCC report on climate change highlighted that urgent action is needed to limit the effects of climate change. Helping to address this Scayl is providing Tesco with packing machines to fill plastic-free returnable and reusable containers with a range of diet staples.

Tesco has partnered with Loop to provide a zero-waste shopping service that differs from competitors as consumers do not have to provide their own containers. Customers pay for the product, add a QR code, then return the container to get their deposit back. The container is then cleaned, and then, using Scayl filling machines they are refilled ready for restocking in store.

Not only does that mean Scayl machines are helping to reduce plastic waste, but the machines also reduce product waste by using a high degree of accuracy to correctly measure and fill the containers without spillage. Tesco’s first test run with Loop, which was conducted online, showed a strong interest in the scheme from consumers, despite the implications of the pandemic.

“In 2018 the UK produced a total of 222 million tonnes of waste, this is a real and serious issue that we’re facing not just here but also globally. We are very proud and excited to be working with Tesco to help reduce the amount of waste we’re producing as a country and work towards zero-waste shopping. Buying just three items from the Loop range removes millions of pieces of plastic waste – which is incredible," says Scott Woodhead, founder of Scayl.