Cotton meshes will replace plastic bags for the purchase of fruit in the Carrefour food distribution chain from Monday, with the aim of avoiding and reducing the use of containers and packaging, especially plastic.

Customers can purchase 100% reusable cotton meshes from the greengrocers section of their stores, the company said in a statement.

Carrefour thus becomes the first company to adopt this type of initiative in Spain, after being the first to enable its buyers to use their own containers or bags for their purchases of fruits and vegetables, delicatessens, fishmongers, butchers and prepared dishes .

According to the note, this Carrefour initiative complements the plan of measures that it is progressively carrying out for the reduction and elimination of plastic from its establishments and as a direct suggestion of its customers.

Among other measures, the company has eliminated the plastic in the fruit and vegetable section of its BIO stores or has replaced this material and the alveoli in fruits such as apples, pears and oranges with sustainable materials.

Likewise, they have replaced the plastic containers in olives and pickles with glass jars, in the cucumber and the papayón or the Canary Islands banana has been stopped packaging in plastic bags, a product that now only has a small grouping tape.

Source: elmundo.es

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