Mercadona gets rid of plastic bags

Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has followed Lidl’s lead in doing away with plastic bags.

Instead of the traditional plastic, Mercadona will now offer shoppers bags made from paper and carriers made from 70% recycled plastic left over from the companies own packaging.

According to a statement issued by Mercadona the changes  “are a result of a combined commitment between clients, staff and providers to improve the way resources are used by reducing, reusing and recycling in a bid to expand their lifespan and to avoid them ending up in landfills”.

The new bags will cost 0.10€.

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