Lunch more sustainably with the introduction of new ‘rentable’ boxes available on our Salad Bar in four trial stores. 

What is the Refill a Box scheme?

We've introduced new ‘rentable’ boxes on our Salad Bar in four trial stores to allow you to lunch more sustainably. We've also removed plastic cutlery from all of our stores.

The Refill a Box scheme is the first of its kind to be trialled by a UK supermarket. Each ‘rentable’ box will replace our large salad box and is made from fully recyclable polypropylene. The boxes are designed to be used 400 times to prevent disposable plastic containers from being used. 

How does it work?

To use the new boxes simply:

  1. Download the CauliBox app and register
  2. Tap on ‘scan to take a box’ and insert card details
  3. Scan the QR code on the Salad Bar point-of-sale
  4. Collect an empty box from a Salad Bar colleague and fill it with salad products 
  5. Pay at the till as normal 

Boxes should be returned to the Refill a Box drop-off point at the Salad Bar when you next visit and the QR code scanned again. They'll be thoroughly machine washed and sanitised, before being returned to the pick-up point for another use. A £5 deposit is held whilst you use the box, which is refunded when the box is returned within seven days.

Lorraine Wheeler, Environmental Packaging Manager at Morrisons, said:

“Thousands of customers visit our Salad Bars every week - and this is increasing as people go back out to work. Until now we’ve stocked recyclable single-use plastic containers, but we think customers will be ready to swap to this reusable box - as it’s so simple to use. We hope to roll it out to more stores this year.”

Reducing the amount of single-use plastic in our stores is a top concern for us and our customers. We've committed to a 50% reduction across our own brand primary plastic packaging by 2025. Since 2017 we've reduced our own brand plastic packaging by over 8,000 tonnes a year and replaced another 7,000 tonnes so that it's fully recyclable.