Thanks to new paper bags, Swiss food retail chain Coop wlll save 3.4 tons of plastic per year on its organic herb pots. The paper bag can be disposed of in the waste paper bin, after wich it can be recycled. The pots have already been made of recycled plastic since spring 2020, the retailer reported.
The introduction of paper packaging for the herbal range is part of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. This is because Coop has been committed to plastic reduction since 2012 and is switching to sustainable alternatives step by step. As a result, Coop has already been able to reduce or optimize around 30,000 tons of packaging material.
Elastitags and stickers for organic products
Reducing plastic is an ongoing process. It is important that the alternatives make sense from an overall perspective, and that they are more ecological than previous products or packaging. Nets made from cellulose and cartons made from grass paper are examples of sustainable packaging. For organic fruits and vegetables, Coop uses elastitags and stickers. Furthermore, customers can find reusable tableware as an alternative to disposable products in all Coop restaurants and Coop Take It throughout Switzerland.
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