A fan­tas­tic plas­tic trol­ley push

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS - AM­INA MCCAULEY

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.

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