In another move towards a greener future, select IGA grocery stores are now inviting shoppers to bring their own reusable containers.\nThe project is being tested at 10 stores with plans to expand.\nHere are the details and participating stores.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nWhen so much seems to be going wrong with the environment, it's nice to see a company trying so hard to do right. Today I'm celebrating IGA's decision to invite customers to bring in and use their own reusable containers at certain grocery stores across Quebec.\nAnd this isn't the first time IGA stepped up to the plate when it comes to reducing waste and trying to make their processes greener, either.\nJust two months ago, IGA announced that they were going to be offering discounts on food that is regularly thrown away and contributes to the excessive food waste in our province and country as a whole.\nThe grocery chain, along with an app called FoodHero, now offers up to 60% off goods that are nearly expired, produce that gets no love because its ugly, products where the packaging was damaged but the product itself is fine and prepared meals that are day old.\nNow they're making another green move and inviting shoppers to bring their own reusable containers to use when purchasing prepared meals and other goods that are served in their grocery stores that aren't pre-packaged.\nEarlier this month, IGA introduced their own reusable bag for produce to reduce the use of those little plastic bags available for bagging your fruits and veggies.\nVous pouvez désormais bannir le sac plastique à usage unique lors de vos achats de fruits et légumes dans nos épiceries!Nous lançons notre nouveau sac #réutilisable pour #fruits et #légumes en vrac disponible en épicerie et en ligne! 🌱🌎#vivelabouffe— IGA (@IGAQC) June 14, 2019\nThe tweet above reads:\nYou can now ban the single-use plastic bag when you buy fruits and vegetables in our grocery stores! We are launching our new reusable bag for bulk fruits and vegetables available in grocery stores and online!\nREAD ALSO: Greta Thunberg Wants To Come To Montreal For A Huge Climate Change March Next Month\nNow the grocery chain is inviting customers to bring in their own containers for foodstuff, as well. The stipulations are just that the container is clean, can be properly closed with a lid and doesn't have a barcode on it (so leave the old yogurt container at home and opt for the delivery food container instead).\nView this post on Instagram CONCOURS 📷🎉 Tu fais les plus beaux lunchs? Ils sont colorés et font plaisir à toute la famille? Partage nous une photo avec le mot-clic #maphotoiga et tu pourrais gagner une carte-cadeau de 250$ ! A post shared by IGA, Vive la bouffe (@igaqc) on Aug 22, 2018 at 12:09pm PDT\nThe project started at 10 locations across Quebec, but will expand to the rest of their locations as of September 16th.\nThese are the locations that are participating as of today:\nIGA extra Place Longueuil, 825, rue Saint-Laurent Ouest – Longueuil\nIGA extra Saint-Romuald, 1060, boul. Guillaume-Couture – Lévis (secteur Saint-Romuald)\nIGA extra Chapdelaine, 775, rue Galt Ouest – Sherbrooke\nIGA Bouchard, 6185, chemin de Saint-Élie – Sherbrooke (secteur Saint-Élie d’Orford)\nIGA extra Couture, 2240, rue King Est – Sherbrooke (secteur Fleurimont)\nIGA Couture, 150, rue Angus Sud – East Angus\nIGA Marché Forgues Bromptonville, 50, rue Bourgeoys – Sherbrooke (secteur Bromptonville)\nIGA Marché S. Albert, 465, avenue Béthany – Lachute\nIGA extra Chapdelaine, 3950, rue King Ouest – Sherbrooke\nIGA Famille Verreault, 150, 6e rue – La Baie\nOther locations will be inviting reusable containers in just a couple weeks.\nLe 3 septembre prochain, nous retirerons les sacs de plastique aux caisses. 🌎Nous commencerons par les IGA de l'île de Montréal le 3 septembre et nous déploierons ensuite cette solution à l’ensemble de nos magasins au Québec en 2020. 🌱 pic.twitter.com/hGUbUa9j4i— IGA (@IGAQC) July 31, 2019\nIn addition to reusable containers, IGA has also promised to remove plastic bags from their stores entirely, by September 3rd.\nThe grocery chain is opening up the conversation to shoppers and allowing them to fill out a survey about their thoughts and experience with the new pilot project.\nTo read more about the reusable container project at IGA or to fill out their survey, head to their webpage here.