Continente Opens First Supermarket With Plastic-Free Area

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 01. 03. 08:30

Sonae MC has opened its first supermarket in Portugal to adopt a single-use plastic free policy in its fruit and vegetable section.

The policy has been rolled out in the Continente Bom Dia store in Porto and is part of the retailer’s Responsible Plastic Commitment.

As an alternative to disposable plastic bags, shoppers can avail of cotton or polyester bags, which are reusable and washable, free paper bags (which support up to 2.5 kg) or bring their own bags from home.

In addition, the banner is committed to reducing (or even eliminating where possible) the use of plastic materials of fossil origin for private label products by 2025, instead focusing on reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.


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