Since February 2017, Coop has been able to reduce the use of plastic bags at the cash registers by 85 percent. Now, the supermarket also offers their customers a sustainable alternative for those who want to reduce the use of plastic when buying fruit and vegetables.
The bag has had to meet multiple criteria: "For us it was important that the bag was made of sustainable materials. The price labels should be able to be removed easily and the bag should be able to be washed in the washing machine," explains Guido Fuchs, sustainability specialist at Coop. The Multi-Bag meets all of these requirements. It has been available in all larger Coop supermarkets since 6 November. The bag is made of FSC certified beech wood that comes from sustainable forests. Significantly less energy and water is used for the production of the bags than for the production of cotton bags. Therefore, the Multi-Bag holds the Ecoplan-label and is recommended by WWF. The Multi-Bags are available in packs of three for 4.95 franc (4.95 USD) in the vegetable section.
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