25th January 19
Lidl has become the first chain of supermarkets in Spain to eliminate all plastic bags from its check out lines of 550 stores in Spain in its bid to encourage environmental sustainability, according to a communication from the company. To be precise, the firm has pointed out that this decision has received support from many different areas, especially from customers, and offers customers an alternative to plastic bags for reuse, this being reusable rafia bags.
By taking this measure, Lidl will stop distributing 100 million bags a year, which means the elimination of more than 1.300 tonnes of plastic and the non emission of more than 1.000 tonnes of CO2 per year. By doing this, the company will stop bringing in 1.5 million euros per year.
Also, last year 2018 Lidl eliminated all single use plastic products from its shops (plastic tableware, plastic drinking straws, cotton buds etc.)and is committed to guarantee that all plastic packaging from its own products will be 100% recyclable until 2025.
Within Lidl´s global strategy framework for a more efficient use of plastic, it has set as an objective to reduce the use of plastic by at least 20% until 2025.
We leave you with a few examples of how to save food without plastic: