A fantastic plastic trolley push
SHOPPERS at Hill St Grocer stores across the state can now cart their shopping around in trolleys that have saved more plastic from going to waste.
This month, Sandy Bay, West Hobart and Devonport stores have introduced Supercarts, 180-litre shopping trolleys each made from 154 twolitre milk cartons that were otherwise destined for recycling depots or landfill.
Hill St Grocer marketing and communications manager Emma Munnings said this latest move was another step in the company’s efforts to be more sustainable.
“Plastic is a massive issue and we see it as important for grocery retailers to make a real commitment to sustainability,” Ms Munnings said.
Hill St Grocer has saved 3.5 million plastic bags from going to landfill since they eliminated their use in 2017, and replaced 720,000 plastic deli containers with compostable alternatives each year.