Left your bag-for-life at home?
Even with the best intentions, most of us still resort to buying a shopping bag for last-minute groceries every now and then.
Now there’s no need to feel guilty about it at Centra; the store has become the first convenience retailer in Ireland to introduce a 100% compostable bag.
So how does it work?
Made using a blend of renewable, raw materials, the sturdy bag is available for purchase in Centra stores for 89 cent.
Once it’s been used numerous times and is ready to be disposed of, you can pop it in the domestic brown bin. It is then fully broken down at the industrial composting site, turning into water and CO2 within 90 days.
According to Centra, the sustainable carrier bags will remove one million plastic bags from circulation each year.
“At Centra, we are committed to providing our consumers with more sustainable choices every day.” said Martin Kelleher, MD Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland (MRPI).
“This compostable bag is just one of the changes we are making to ensure we fulfil this commitment. We are delighted to be the first convenience retailer to take this step, helping to make consumers future shop at Centra a more sustainable one.”
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.