Southern Co-op removes disposable BBQ’s from sale

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Southern Co-op said it has removed disposable BBQs from sale in all of its Co-operative Food convenience stores as part of its efforts to protect the environment, at a time of greatly increased risk of fire.

“We have had a longstanding commitment to reduce our impact on the environment. We’ve taken this additional step, to permanently remove disposable BBQs from sale in all our 199 managed stores, to play our part in addressing the impacts of the extraordinarily dry conditions across the south,” Mark Smith, chief executive of the regional co-operative, said.

“We hope our members and customers will support this important move to protect our local wildlife and ecosystems.”