Some further highlights on our progress to date include:
Ban on microbeads in cosmetic and household products. *Microbeads defined as water insoluble, solid plastic particles (5 mm or less in size) of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or nylon used as an ingredients in cosmetic, personal care and household products including but not limited to exfoliating scrubs, shower gels and toothpastes).
We have introduced customer recycling stations so customers can leave any excess packaging behind – we are the first retailer in Ireland to provide this service.
Since September 2019, we sell reusable fruit and veg bags in stores nationwide. The bags are designed to give customers a sustainable choice and reduce plastic use and waste in the long term. The ‘Green Bags’, provide customers with an affordable, reusable alternative to single-use, small fruit and vegetable bags.