Lidl becomes first supermarket to introduce reusable grocery bags

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Lidl has become the first supermarket in the UK to introduce reusable bags for loose fruit and vegetables across all of its stores.

The discounter said its new ‘Green Bags’ would be priced at 69p for two and would provide its customers with “an affordable, reusable alternative to single-use, small fruit and vegetable bags”.

The grocer stopped the sale of all single-use plastic carrier bags in 2017, which it said resulted in 26 million fewer plastic bags being sold annually. Since then, it said it has reduced its own-brand plastic packaging by 8% per store.

Lidl has also committed to reducing plastic packaging by 20% by 2022 and making sure that 100% of its own-brand packaging is widely recyclable, reusable, refillable or renewable by 2025.

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