Subscribe Login
DE4CC0DE-5FC3-4494-BCBF-4D50B00366B5
A-Brands

Boots Introduces Compostable Pharmacy Bags

British health and beauty retailer Boots has commenced replacing plastic pharmacy bags with compostable bags, Retail Gazette reports.

By March 2020, the retailer aims to replace around 10 million plastic prescription bags with an eco-friendly alternative.

The compostable bags, made of potato starch, can be reused as a bin liner for food waste, the report said.

'Positive Step'

According to Boots UK pharmacy director, Richard Bradley, the initiative is a "positive step" in the company's efforts towards reducing its environmental impact.

The report also quoted Bradley saying that customers "didn’t want to receive their medicines in plastic bags".

Boots has pledged to reduce its plastic use by around 1,300 tonnes each year.

It will cut 149 tonnes of plastic from own-brand Christmas gift ranges, reduce plastic packaging in its deliveries by 76% annually, and make its online deliveries 100% free from plastic by the end of 2020, the report added.

© 2019 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Dayeeta Das. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

Stay Connected With Our Weekly Newsletter

Processing your request...

Thanks! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days
Get exclusive access to the latest grocery retail & FMCG news, interviews with industry leading executives, and expert analysis on the trends shaping the sector today
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days
Get exclusive access to the latest grocery retail & FMCG news, interviews with industry leading executives, and expert analysis on the trends shaping the sector today
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days