Morrisons is bringing back refillable container service at its fresh fish and meat counters to reduce the amount of single use plastic packaging used in stores.

Morrisons butchers, fishmongers and deli experts will now ask a customer if they have brought their own container to be refilled, rather than automatically putting products into single use packaging.

The initiative is available in all stores and allows customers to bring their own containers to counters, with each purchase being given a sticky label that is then scanned at the tills.

If every Morrisons customer used a refillable container for their counter purchase, it would save 2,000 tonnes of plastic a year, the company said. It is working to remove 900 tonnes of plastic from its butchers and fishmongers counter packaging a year.