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Asda is launching a "sustainability store" where shoppers can fill their own containers with food. Customers at a Leeds branch will be able to use refill stations for own brand rice and pasta, as well as Kellogg's cereals and PG Tips. Asda is the latest major grocer to launch an initiative to cut down on plastic packaging. UK supermarkets are responsible for 58 billion pieces of plastic a year, according to Greenpeace. Asda uses about 65,000 tonnes of plastic a year. The "sustainability store" will open in May at the Asda Middleton site in Leeds. "We will be testing and learning from the customers in Middleton to understand how we can reduce our environmental impacts," said Asda chief exe... Full story

16 January