Lidl is to sell reusuable fruit and veg­etable bags

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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

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