Lidl is to sell reusuable fruit and vegetable bags
LIDL Ireland has announced the introduction of reusable fruit and vegetable bags to its Irish stores. The Green Bags , priced at 99c for two, are an alternative to single-use bags. Lidl is the first retailer in the country to introduce reusable bags which will be available in stores from September.
Deirdre Ryan, Head of CSR at Lidl Ireland, said ‘ We are delighted to be the first Irish retailer to introduce reusable bags for loose fruit and veg for our customers. This announcement is the latest step on our journey to tackle the important issue of plastic waste. We have already implemented several plastic waste reduction initiatives such as our recycling stations in stores, ending the sale of many single use plastic items and the removal of unrecyclable black plastics from numerous categories across our range. We re proud to be leading the Irish retail sector in implementing sustainable initiatives that benefit our environment, our communities and our customers.‘
In April, Lidl became the first Irish retailer to introduce in-store recycling stations to cut packaging waste. Last year, Lidl stopped selling several single-use plastics including drinking straws.
The bags will be available in stores from September