Co-op foodstores have launched a new scheme to offer compostable carrier bags to their customers that can also be used as food waste bin bags.
The trial has been started in several areas in England and is being rolled out to 400 of it’s stores in 81 local authority areas where households are using compostable waste bags for food waste.
The Co-operative claims that at 6 pence per bag, they are cheaper than buying a roll of compostable food bags, and they reduce the waste caused by the use of standard carrier bags.
Iain Ferguson, the Co-operative Food’s Environment Manager said: “Our aim is to enable our customers to recycle more of the products they buy from us – from the leftover food and packaging, right through to the bag they use to carry their shopping home.”
Last year the food retailer pledged to divert all waste from landfill sites from more than 2,800 of its stores in the UK.