A fully refundable deposit starting at 20p is paid on each reusable product at the checkout which is refunded via the app when the customer returns the packaging to a collection point in store.
Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of Loop and TerraCycle, said: “The consumer reaction to Loop in these first Tesco stores will prove pivotal in refining the Loop offering and ultimately we hope to scale reuse across more stores and the number of product lines available.
“Tesco is the perfect partner to bring Loop to retail in the UK due to its commitment to sustainability, in combating plastics waste and in its operational scale as the UK’s biggest grocery retailer.”
Full list of stores where the products are available:
1. Milton Keynes Kingston
2. Northampton South
3. Cambridge Newmarket Road
5. Milton Keynes Wolverton
7. Leicester Hamilton
8. Stratford Upon Avon
9. Ashby De La Zouch
10. Loughborough Rushes