‘The milkman model’: Big brand names try reusable containers

Nestle’s stainless steel Häagan-Dazs ice cream container, left, and Lesieur’s stainless steel vegetable oils are designed for use with Loop. The new shopping platform announced at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way people buy many products, from food to personal-care and home products. Loop would do away with disposable containers for some name-brand products, including some shampoos and laundry detergents. (Chris Crane/TerraCycle via AP)

Nestle’s stainless steel Häagan-Dazs ice cream container, left, and Lesieur’s stainless steel vegetable oils are designed for use with Loop. The new shopping platform announced at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way people buy many products, from food to personal-care and home products. Loop would do away with disposable containers for some name-brand products, including some shampoos and laundry detergents. (Chris Crane/TerraCycle via AP)

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