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Metro eliminates single-use plastic bags


Metro Inc. is eliminating plastic bags at all of its food and pharmacy banners starting September 1, 2022. Metro says the decision is part of its corporate responsibiliy plan to reduce overpackaging and single-use plastic.

“Our ambition is to optimize our packaging and printed materials by reducing their use, relying on optimal design, choosing environmentally responsible materials and facilitating their recovery and recycling; these are the principles on which is based our Packaging and Printed Materials policy, which Metro published in 2019,” says Marie-Claude Bacon, vice president, public affairs and communications. “With a network of some 950 food stores and 650 drugstores, the elimination of single-use plastic shopping bags will prevent the circulation of more than 330 million of these bags annually.”

Bacon says Metro has completed numerous packaging and printed optimizataion initiatives and says the company will continue to work towards achieving its policy targets.

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