Carrefour replaces plastic bags with sustainable alternatives

Carrefour replaces plastic bags with sustainable alternatives

Carrefour announces replacement of single-use plastic bags with starch substitutes at checkout counters in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Carrefour, which is owned and operated in the UAE by Majid Al Futtaim, will offer an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags in response to a new government policy banning single-use plastics.This retailer will offer plant-based bags made from starch to completely eliminate plastic at its checkout counters

The new starch bags are currently priced at AED 0.25 at Carrefour stores in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain; and will be available in Dubai on July 1. These sustainable alternatives completely decompose in less than six months, and the benefits far outweigh plastic bags, which cost more according to government guidelines but take hundreds of years to decompose.

Carrefour customers can also find reusable bags made of paper, woven, juco and canvas materials that are equivalent to five regular bags and can carry more items. Through its loyalty program, the brand hopes to incentivize responsible shopping habits by offering additional SHARE points for the purchase of new reusable bags. Any plastic woven bag purchased at Carrefour comes with a lifetime warranty to reduce excessive plastic consumption and protect the environment.

To provide more choice and raise awareness of responsible shopping, Carrefour has partnered with leading conservation organisation Emirates Nature WWF to design three limited-edition reusable bags priced at just AED 11.50. Each bag features an illustration of threatened marine species in the UAE, highlighting Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, Arabian humpback whales and green sea turtles, all of which can be found in local waters. Scanning the accompanying QR code takes customers to an online learning resource that provides facts about each animal to raise awareness of the impact of single-use plastics on UAE wildlife.

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