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Supermarkets want to experiment with reusable bags at the vegetable section

Seven large chain stores will in the course of this year a pilot project will launch with reusable plastic bags for vegetables and fruit. That confirms handelsfederatie Comeos Friday after news coverage in The Morning and The Latest News.

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The great lines of the pilot project are to ascertain: it is there in the seven largest supermarket chains (including Colruyt, Carrefour and Delhaize), there will be working with reusable plastic bags and it is in the course of the year launched.

But a lot of other things are not yet completely worked out. Thus, it is not yet clear how it exactly will look like and the chains will be to choose in which of their stores they are the bags offer. Or that paying will be, is a decision of the chain itself.

Reusable plastic

According to Comeos are that reusable plastic bags be a better alternative than paper bags. That last have a larger environmental impact, require more transport and cracks easier, ” says Cardyn. In addition, they need to the cashier each time be opened to see what’s inside. And that would be a chain on an annual basis, burden by € 3.8 million of additional personnel costs, was calculated.

“We want to take the initiative and a number of things to try, just as we have more than ten years ago have done with the reusable plastic bags at the checkout,” says the Comeos-spokesman. Since then, all 4.560 tons of plastic saved.

The results of the pilot project shall be remitted to the government.

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