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21st March, 2019

Spar selling reusable plastic bags

Spar has launched the distribution of reusable and sealable plastic bags at its fruit and vegetable sales points, the Dutch retail chain announced on Wednesday.

Packs of three bags are sold at Ft 599 to encourage shoppers to reuse the bags, spokesman Márk Maczelka said, adding that Spar is committed to cutting back its waste production.

Average annual plastic bag consumption in Hungary is 30 bags per person. Daily consumption is near one million plastic bags.

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