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Introducing our brand-new laundry detergent refill station!

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Innovative, economical, and sustainable…Introducing our brand-new laundry detergent refill station!

Lidl is proud to introduce our new cost-saving, plastic-reducing laundry detergent refill station. In partnership with Algramo, we have launched a new refill station at our Kingswinford store. This is a 6-month trial to measure the performance of laundry detergent refills at Lidl.

Using our refill machine allows you to save 20p each time you refill, as well as helping the environment.

What is it?

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It is an automated, touchscreen, liquid refill machine. The machines can be found in-store in the laundry detergent section.

The refill machine will support four laundry detergents. Customers can pick up a specially designed refill bottle; these can be found next to the machine.

Why are we doing it?

At Lidl GB we are dedicated to being big on quality, Lidl in price. Because we believe that good quality and value should go together, we are committed to providing our customers with cost saving solutions that can help their wallets and the planet!

Our new automated refilling stations offer our customers a highly streamlined and intuitive approach to save single use plastic.   This will never cost more than the single use product; it will be the same prices the first time by you will receive a ‘smart’ refillable Formil bottle and every time after that you will save 20p (compared to the equivalent single use product).

Environmental Impacts
Using the laundry detergent refill bottle after the first time saves 59g of plastic per use, the weight of a single use Formil bottle of the same product.
Our refill bottles are made using HDPE. HDPE is a sturdy and durable plastic which will allow for the continued refill of laundry detergent. The refill bottle is 100% recyclable.

how to use the machine?

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Follow these quick simple steps to be on your way to refilling, saving, and helping the environment!

  1. Pick up your refill bottle in store.
  2. Select which Formil laundry detergent product you want to refill.
  3. Place your refill bottle in the machine. The machine will automatically recognise your Formil refill bottle. N.B. You cannot use your own bottle.
  4. Once the refill process is complete, simply collect the ticket printed with the barcode for your product.
  5. Your first time you will pay for your refill bottle and laundry detergent at the till with your ticket..
  6. Next time, use your laundry detergent and bring back your empty bottle to refill and start saving!

*The first purchase of the refill bottle and product will be the same cost as a normal purchase of our single-use Formil laundry detergent. Once the bottle is returned and refilled you do not need to repurchase the bottle, then you can begin to save 20p each time you refill.

FAQs

No, the refill machine will be available in one store only, Kingswinford DY6 7BG.

The laundry detergent refill machine will be situated with the laundry detergent section on the aisle.

The cost of purchasing the refill bottle and laundry detergent is £1.69 for concentrated detergent (bio and non-bio) and £1.89 for concentrated fragrance detergent (Tropical Lily and Honey Petals). Once the bottle is reused, the price of just refilling will be £1.49 and £1.69 respectively. This is a saving of 20p per use.

No, the machine will print your ticket with a barcode. Bring this with you to the till when you’re ready to pay.

No, you cannot use your own bottle. You can only use the Formil refill bottles. This is because they contain a special chip which the machine recognises, allowing them to be filled up to 980ml.

The machine also recognises new refill bottles and reused refill bottles, which is key to ensuring that you get your saving of 20p per reuse.

The bottles can be found next to the machine.

The refill machines can be used during the participating stores’ trading hours.

No, our Algramo refill machines are fully automated to refill your bottle without causing any messes or spillages. We do ask that customers take care when putting the lid back on their bottle to make sure it is closed fully.

Please bring back your damaged bottle and we will happily replace free of charge.

The laundry detergent refill machine is programmed to recognise the refill bottles on their first use to charge the same price as the equivalent single use product, and when refilled from the second time onward will discount 20p from this cost.  If you have a payment query, please ask a member of store management in the relevant trial store, and if required, they can contact the system provider hotline on your behalf.