Budgens Belsize Park has already ripped the plastic off over 2,300 of its products.
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British stores rely greatly on plastic to ship, store and sell items.The country's 10 largest grocery chains produce 810,000 tons of single-use plastic packaging every year, a figure that does not include bags, Greenpeace and the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency said in November.The supermarket has now extended its trial in the branch and announced that it would soon introduce the scheme in three other stores.Waitrose has said, however, that it has yet to establish whether plastic-free zones would work in all of its 344 locations across Britain.Other big supermarket chains have signed up to "The U.K. Plastics Pact".Morrisons, which like Tesco and Asda is among the biggest five supermarket chains in Britain, intends to install plastic-free produce zones in 60 locations by the end of the year.Budgens Belsize Park, a London branch of the smaller supermarket chain Budgens -- part of a 147-year-old company that has nearly 250 franchises -- has already ripped the plastic off more than 2,300 of its 14,000 products.
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