In the fruit and vegetable sector of the Lidl markets in Mallorca and the neighboring islands, there are no more conventional plastic bags. These were replaced by bags that are 100 percent biocomposable and biodegradable. This was announced by the company on Friday.
One year after the removal of plastic shopping bags, the discount chain sees itself once again as a “pioneer in sustainability”. The new bags in the fruit and vegetable departments are initially available in the 23 supermarkets operated by the German retailer in the Balearic Islands. By the end of the year, the conversion should have taken place throughout Spain.
According to the company, 220 tons of non-degradable plastics will be replaced by materials that decompose within a maximum of twelve months without jeopardizing the ecosystem.
Biocomposable bags are four times as expensive as conventional ones, resulting in a total cost of more than two million euros. Lidl emphasizes that you carry these expenses without passing them on to the customer.
It will continue to take measures that lead to a reduction of plastic.