Centra is first convenience retailer to launch 100% compostable and reusable bag

The 100% compostable Centra bag will fully break down once taken to industrial composting sites, turning into water and CO2 within 90 days

The move is expected to remove 1 million plastic bags from circulation each year

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14 January 2020 | 0

Centra has become the first convenience retailer in Ireland to introduce a 100% compostable bag, in a move expected to remove 1 million plastic bags from circulation each year.

The bag is made from a blend of renewable, raw materials and is available for purchase in all Centra stores for 89 cent. Once the bag has been used numerous times and is ready to be disposed of, this can be done in a domestic brown bin. It is then fully broken down once taken to industrial composting sites, turning into water and CO2 within 90 days. 

 

The compostable bag is just one of the steps Centra is taking in its commitment to be more sustainable. To date, Centra has already made positive packaging changes in-store, including the introduction of compostable fruit and veg bags, compostable salad bowls, replacing an estimated 580,000 plastic bowls per annum, and the introduction of Frank & Honest compostable coffee cups. 

 

Looking forward to 2020, Centra pledges to continue its commitment to customers to keep sustainability at the forefront of its strategy and development. 

 

Martin Kelleher, MD, Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland (MRPI) said the group is “delighted to be the first convenience retailer to take this step, helping to make consumers future shop at Centra a more sustainable one”.

 

Centra has committed to make 100% of its own brand and fresh fruit and vegetable packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

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