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Lidl Ireland Introduces Reusable Bags For Fruit And Vegetables

By Donna Ahern
Lidl Ireland Introduces Reusable Bags For Fruit And Vegetables

Lidl Ireland has announced plans to launch reusable bags for fruit and vegetables in all its 162 outlets in the country in September.

The 'Green Bags', priced at 99c a pair, will offer customers a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bags for purchasing fruit and vegetables.

Plastic Waste Reduction

"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," Deirdre Ryan, Head of CSR at Lidl Ireland said.

The announcement comes a week after the retailer rolled out the 'Green Bags' in Belgium.

Other Initiatives

Lidl has pledged to reduce plastic packaging by 20% by 2022, and make the packaging of its own-brand products 100% recyclable by 2025.

The retail giant has also removed microbeads from all cosmetic and household ranges.

On the 18 July, the discount retailer announced that it is stepping up its support for biodiversity by launching Operation Pollination and signing up to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.

It said that it recognises that bees are an essential part of the food production team through the transferring of pollen.

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