SuperValu has become the first grocery retailer in Ireland to present compostable bags to consumers.
The grocery retailer said in a statement, “The initiative forms part of pledge to make 100% of SuperValu own brand and fresh produce packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.”.
In initially 70 of its stores, it will fully compostable and biodegradable produce bags for use by customers.
Martin Kelleher, managing director of SuperValu, said, “The introduction of compostable produce bags is an important step for SuperValu as part of an overall commitment to reduce the use of plastics across our supply chain and is part of our broader sustainability strategy to leave a positive impact on the communities that we operate in every day."
The use of plastic bags within the fruit and veg section will be replaced by the compostable produce bags with customers using the bags to purchase loose produce.
Designed to be breathable to help preserve fruit and veg placed into the bag, the free-of-charge compostable produce bags can also be filled with food waste after use and placed in the brown bin for compostable disposal.
Kelleher added that they recognize that this is an important issue for their consumers and for the health of the planet. Souce: Checkout PWKD23042018