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Delhaize bans even more plastic
Supermarket chain Delhaize is much more to take measures to make plastic from its stores to ban. That is one of the points of the new sustainability plan of Delhaize "The Lion " s footprint" - that CEO Xavier Piesvaux today suggested.

Delhaize was the first main that ten years ago plastic bags for single use at the box office abolished, that is right on the chest. In the autumn of 2018 took the thin plastic bags for vegetables and fruit from his stores. With the new sustainability plan aims Delhaize go even further.

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So goes the chain in a first step the amount of plastic in the vegetable and fruitafdeling reducing by 80 percent, due to fruit and vegetables, primarily in bulk to buy and they are "just like at the grocery store" to offer to the customers. the

"that way, we eliminate an average of 12 tonnes of plastic per supermarket per year," says Piesvaux. Currently, a pilot project in ten supermarkets. From september 2019 will be the method systematically be rolled out in the other Delhaize stores.

food Waste and CO2-emissions

The two other points of the sustainability plan relate to food waste and CO2-emissions. Delhaize wants the voedselinzameling for food banks and charities to strengthen and what not given can be, wants to use it in the future for energy production (biomethane).

The chain set as target to by 2021 CO2-neutral. "With regard to our CO2 balance, we go on different levels of the battle: at the head office, in the shops, the suppliers, and of course in the transport of goods," said Piesvaux.

Ambitions

in Addition to three concrete measures formulated by Delhaize also a number of ambitions. By 2020, wants the chain to plastic for one-time consumption, a year earlier than determined by the European draft directive - is completely banned, no plastic bags more to offer at the box office and no plastic more use for the packing of bulk products. The half of the beverage containers of Delhaize should by 2025 gerecylceerde pet bottles, while reusable or recyclable materials should be used for all packages. Finally, Delhaize the total use of plastic in its stores by a quarter to reduce by 2025.

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