Establishments that offer bulk purchase must accept the use of reusable containers suitable for the nature of the product purchased.
At the beginning of the year, the tax on plastics came into force, which is €0.45 for each kilogram of single-use plastic. For this reason, shopping with tuppers is gaining popularity and more and more establishments offer this option.
Although the truth is that until now there were already some supermarkets that offered the option of buying in bulk with your own tuppers, lately more and more businesses are opting for this alternative.
According to article 9 of the regulations, establishments that offer bulk purchase must accept the use of reusable containers suitable for the nature of the product purchased. In addition, supermarkets that exceed 400 square meters must reserve 20% of their space for this type of product.
Of course, supermarkets reserve the right to reject the use of our tuppers in the event that they do not comply with the minimum hygienic measures or that they are not suitable for the product they carry inside.
Each establishment can choose its own criteria and inform the final consumer of them, being exempt from responsibility for food safety problems that may arise.
Therefore, it is advisable to properly wash the tuppers before going to the supermarket so as not to have any problems.