Ocado pays 5p per plastic bag returned by customers

Plastic luggage from other chains will also be collected, but clients will only be refunded for Ocado luggage returned.

The utilized luggage are despatched to a recycling plant the place they turned into are pellets utilized to make new luggage.  

The shift arrives as Ocado carries on to advantage from virus-induced “remain at household” orders. 

Final month it noted that overall sales soared by a 3rd to £2.3bn for the calendar year to November. The business enterprise posted pre-tax losses of £44m, down from £215m very last calendar year.

This strong retail performance was offset by greater investment decision in its robot warehouse technological know-how business enterprise, as very well as paying out on selecting extra team and retooling its website to cope with the surge in demand from customers.

Ocado shares fell one.7pc to £21.01 in afternoon trading, valuing the corporation at £15.7bn.