Federal pilot project will introduce reusable containers in grocery stores to reduce plastic waste


A federal pilot project to reduce single-use plastics at major grocery retailers will be launched in Ottawa. Walmart, Sobeys, and Metro stores in a designated area of Ottawa will receive reusable containers for distributing select food items. Customers can purchase items in these containers and return them to drop-off locations both inside and outside the stores. The program aims to expand to other food establishments and regions in the future, aiming for high participation rates and cost-effectiveness for both grocers and consumers. Read more about the reuse container pilot.

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