The Spanish Masymas Supermarket chain has decided to take a step forward in its commitment to sustainability by eliminating plastic bags from the fruit and vegetable section in all of its establishments.
The plastic bags will be replaced by 100% bio compostable and biodegradable bags, which means the company is well ahead of European regulations that will come into force in 2021.
The new bag is made with organic materials and decomposes in a maximum period of 12 months without endangering the ecosystem and leaving no toxic waste. They can also be reused domestically for both to separate organic waste and in composting. The bags will remain free for customers, even though they cost the company more than conventional plastic bags.
Thus, in the fruit and vegetable section, customers will two options for bulk purchases: the bio compostable bag or the reusable mesh bag that Masymas introduced last January.