Local refill station ‘concerned’ after Asda launch a sustainability range

Chapel Allerton refill station expresses concern as Asda opens its first ‘sustainability trial store’.

The ‘Refill Station store in Chapel Allerton – Fin Green

The ‘Refilling Station’ in Chapel Allerton has welcomed the news that Asda have launched a ‘sustainable trial store’ whilst also expressing concern that they may be ‘jumping on a trend’.

Clare Green, the manager of the Refilling Station told us that ”Asda work with big companies that aren’t very ethical, so we worry they may not be serious about it and only doing it as it’s trendy’ She went on to say ”if it’s genuine then we absolutely welcome it and I think everyone should be doing it”.

The Refilling Station, Chapel Allerton, operates at a zero waste policy.

The Refilling station facilities – Fin Green

Clare Green explained that being sustainable is growing in popularity, saying ”everyone should be doing it, my only issue is if these places are greenwashing”.

She claims ”the experience in coming to our shop is more personal, we have more knowledge of products so we can talk people through the differences whereas at a Supermarket we worry this won’t be possible.

What is Asda’s ‘sustainability store’?

Asda’s first sustainable store – Brett Poskett

Supermarket chain Asda have launched it’s first ‘sustainability trial store’ in Leeds, encouraging customers to ‘Reduce, Re-use and Recycle’. Asda are partnering with brands such as ‘Kelloggs’ to create a sustainable shopping experience.

A customer was pleased with the stores addition, ”I love it, it’s very unique and it’s great we can do our bit for the environment”.

An Asda employee spoke positively about this new initiative, saying ”It’s brilliant, as more customers become aware of it, it’ll get more and more popular, it’s great we can do our bit to be more sustainable as a community”.

Asda’s ‘recycling hub’ outside the supermarket – Brett Poskett

Asda are using the Middleton Superstore to trial this scheme before implementing it in more stores.

Asda have also introduced a recycling hub outside where customers can recycle bottles, wrappers and plastics.

Customers browsing the refillable coffee & pasta zones – Brett Poskett

The trial will continue over the next month.

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Brett Poskett & Fin Green
Brett Poskett - 2nd year Journalism student at Leeds Beckett University Fin Green - 2nd year Journalism student at Leeds Beckett University

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