Majid Al Futtaim, the retail chain behind supermarket giant Carrefour, has announced plans to phase out single use plastic by 2025. As part of their plastic-free commitment, they’ll stop giving out plastic bags to customers at all of their Carrefour stores, of which they have nearly 300.
The move hopes to encourage shoppers to bring their own reusable and recyclable bags when shopping at Careefour.
Once fully implemented in 2025, the initiative will eliminate single-use plastic bags as well as all other unnecessary plastic, executives confirmed. This will include removing single-use plastic straws, cutlery, containers and trays from all Carrefour stores and the company’s business units, according to a report by Gulf News.