Grocery shopping in 2021: Woolworths launches a trolley ‘CAR WASH’ so shoppers can disinfect their carts in seconds
- Woolworths has unveiled a ‘car wash’ for disinfecting shopping trolleys
- The new trolley disinfector can make trolleys virus free in just two seconds
- A shopper filmed herself testing out the new trolley disinfector unit in Sydney
- She pushed trolley through the machine where it was sprayed with disinfectant
Woolworths has unveiled a ‘car wash’ for shopping trolleys where customers can disinfect their carts in just seconds to help minimise and prevent the spread of Covid and other illnesses.
Shopper Sarah tested the trolley disinfector at the Oran Park store in Sydney’s south-west and shared a TikTok video of herself pushing her trolley through the machine where it was sprayed with a disinfectant solution.
The new cleaning unit claims to make a trolley virus free in less than two seconds.
The machine appears to be more efficient than the previous cleaning method on offer at stores – encouraging customers to wipe the trolley bar handle with disinfectant wipes.
The video showed the shopper pushing the trolley into the unit, in which she described as a ‘car wash’, before pressing a button for it to be sterilised.
‘We live in a new generation,’ Sarah wrote.
Her video, which has shared on Monday, has since been viewed more than 1.3 million times, with hundreds saying they ‘love’ the new feature.
Woolworths has unveiled a ‘car wash’ for shopping trolleys to allow customers to disinfect their carts in just seconds to help minimise the spread of covid
The supermarket has been trialling the trolley disinfector, which was designed as a standalone unit, at the Woolworths Oran Park since April 16.
‘By completing the cleaning process in under two seconds, the initiative is proving very popular with customers looking for a fast, efficient and fun way to clean their trolleys,’ a Woolworths spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia..
The Woolworths spokeswoman said the operation of the trolley cleaner will be reviewed after a couple of weeks.