Morrisons are set to introduce a new change in their petrol stations in a bid to become more eco-friendly following a 12-week trial.

The supermarket giant is offering free water refills throughout the UK as well as in its stores in order to encourage customers and motorists to make the switch from single-use plastic bottles to refillables.

The news comes before COP26 is to be held in Glasgow and after the supermarket said they would give their staff Boxing day off as a thank you for working hard during the pandemic.

Despite the welcomed news, Morrisons told Glasgow Live: "We will have a small number of colleagues working to receive deliveries for the following day. This will be in the evening so they are able to spend the majority of the day with friends and family."

It's estimated that over 14 billion single-use plastic bottles are used each year in the UK which is the equivalent to 39 million bottles per day.

The eco-friendly move comes as the majority of bottles purchased are believed to be when people are travelling such as heading to work however the biggest battle in tackling the plastic crisis is due to a lack of plastic-free alternatives.