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Ica, Coop and Lidl scraps disposable grills

When spring is approaching also increases the use of disposable grills. Last summer was characterised large parts of the country by several fires. Nearly 25,000

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Ica, Coop and Lidl scraps disposable grills

When spring is approaching also increases the use of disposable grills. Last summer was characterised large parts of the country by several fires. Nearly 25,000 hectares of land were affected by the flames. Four major matvaruhandlare act now to avoid a similar scenario this year.

the Swedish Food retailers federation has designed understanding that used to look Ica, Coop, Lidl and Hemköp. In understanding goes all the partners, to remove the grills from the range when eldningsförbud occurs.

"last year, we took away the grills from the range when the fires were at their worst, but now it's about an industry-wide agreement, which means that our chains stop selling them in the shop as soon as a county before the eldningsförbud," says Claes Salomonsson, head of media relations at Axfood, which runs the Hemköp and Willys.

goes a step further and stop selling disposable grillboxes, regardless of eldningsförbud. The traditional grill ends sold at the current range of the stock runs out.

– on the other hand, it is about the fire risk but also about caring for the environment, for example, it happens that people leave the grills in the environment, " says Tobias Rydergren, press officer at Coop.

the Next target Ica and Coop focus on to find a viable replacement who can take over the disposable barbeque place in stores. The current grills are composed of aluminum and is also flammable, especially in the summer heat.

On the Coop, it is believed that a replacement will be available only in 2020. At the Ica, the company hopes to be able to offer an alternative until the next season, according to Emelie Ericson, press officer.

this is the end and will not be replaced with other options.

- Also if we replace with something equivalent, with a better material from a sustainability perspective, there is the risk of fire remains. Therefore, we have decided to just sell the grills that are for home use, " says Annika Skogvik, acting head of csr at Lidl.

Tobias Rydergren on the Coop mentions that they want to find a replacement that is not too heavy to carry. Disposable grills is usually simple to carry with him, to which also the alternate member should be.

which may be one reason why some people leave engångsgrillen in nature, according to Tobias Rydergren.

– When it comes to the risk of fire is the grill very close to the surface of the ground, if we can pick up a replacement with a higher position, it is a kind of thing we look over, " he says.

Right now, Hemköp has no plans to stop selling the grills. However, confirming Claes Salomonsson they are looking for something that can replace the popular engångsgrillen in the future.

– There is still a demand for disposable grills and people want to buy them, but from a sustainability perspective, we do not think about them and want to find a better replacement, " he says.

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