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The reusable packaging platform’s transition from ecommerce to in-store marks the conclusion of its hugely successful pilot and the beginning of Loop’s next phase of growth, which will see it available in-store across five countries and on four continents.
Reusable packaging platform Loop, launched by TerraCycle in
via an e-commerce model, is now being offered in-store with some of the world’s
largest retailers — including Carrefour (France), Tesco (UK),
AEON (Japan), Kroger (US), and Woolworths (Australia).
The transition marks the conclusion of Loop’s hugely successful pilot and the
beginning of the reuse platform’s next phase of growth, which will see the
platform available in-store across five countries and on four continents.
“Loop’s goal has always been to grow, scale and be accessible to consumers
around the world,” says Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle and
“With the world’s largest retailers bringing Loop to physical brick-and-mortar
locations, we are giving consumers what they’ve been asking for since Loop was
introduced in 2019 — the ability to purchase the products they use every day in
durable, reusable containers, with the convenience of shopping at their local
Loop partners with brands and retailers to offer hundreds of household-name
products in specifically designed, durable packaging options, enabling consumers
to responsibly shop for a wide variety of commonly used products without the
packaging waste. Loop’s movement to an in-store retail model began in Paris with
Carrefour in December 2020. In May 2021, it launched in-store at AEON in Japan;
it debuted at Tesco in the UK this month, will expand into Kroger stores in the
US before the end of 2021, and will be in-store at Woolworths in Australia in
With Loop’s in-store shopping, customers will purchase their products in
refillable, reusable containers found in Loop-specific aisles at retail partner
locations. After they consume the products, they can drop off the empty
packaging back at the store. Loop will then pick up the empty containers from
the store to be cleaned, refilled and made available for purchase by a new
Loop has also expanded beyond retail into food service — it recently launched a
reusable cup partnership with
in the UK and is slated to launch reusable cup and packaging options with
Burger King and Tim
in select restaurants in the US and Canada, respectively.
In another step forward for the growing reuse
TerraCycle and Loop collaborated with a multi-stakeholder consortium of leading
consumer product companies, cities and civil society organizations under the
leadership of the World Economic Forum's Consumers Beyond
initiative, to develop three practitioners’ guides, also launched this week. The
and Safety Guidelines for Reuse
contain expert guidance and practical tools to help accelerate the adoption of
reusable products and systems, with the goal of scaling circular business
models, such as Loop.
"We are proud to release these three landmark community papers, which we hope
will offer valuable guidance to practitioners and stakeholders seeking to
advance reuse solutions worldwide,” said Zara Ingilizian, Head of WEF’s
Shaping the Future of Consumption platform. “It has been inspiring to see the
development of these works, thanks to the tremendous effort and cooperation
among Forum's Consumers Beyond Waste vibrant multistakeholder community of
leading consumer companies, policymakers and NGOs.”
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Published Sep 24, 2021 11am EDT / 8am PDT / 4pm BST / 5pm CEST