VILNIUS – The German retail chan Lidl has given up plastic bags in Lithuania. Other major retailers say they either plan to do so or provide other alternatives.
Lidl says it gradually phased out plastic bags in January and no longer offers them as of this week. The company estimates such a decision will help to reduce plastic waste by more than 90 tons every year.
Meanwhile Renata Kersiene, PR head at Rimi, says the retail chain plans to trial alternative bags soon and will only then decide whether to replace plastic ones with them.
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