Shop of the week: Ocado

Ocado the greener grocer…

Keep your car parked in the garage. Doing your shopping online with Ocado means you won’t have to change out of your tracksuit bottoms for the weekly grocery run and it’s better for the environment…

Ocado’s eco-friendly bio-diesel delivery vans can carry up to 20 families’ groceries each and make two trips a day, meaning that on a daily basis up to 40 cars can stay parked at home instead of making a trip to the supermarket. The result – fewer emissions and no chance of you missing out on Eastenders because of traffic or supermarket queues!

What’s more, customer orders are distributed from a single base rather than a network of stores, which makes it easier for the Ocado folk to manage stock and helps the company have the lowest waste levels in the food industry worldwide.

What can you do to make your Ocado shopping basket even greener? You can pick a fuel-saving delivery slot from vans already scheduled to be in your area. And, instead of stuffing carrier bags into the broom cupboard, hand them back to the Ocado driver to return and recycle into new bags.

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