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Spar Austria Introduces Free Wooden Cutlery

Spar Austria has announced that it has introduced free wooden cutlery for on-the-go food in Spar Gourmet outlets in Vienna and lower Austria as well as Interspar stores across the country.

With the move, the retailer is replacing plastic cutlery offered in its stores with a sustainable alternative.

Spar Austria chairman Gerhard Drexel, said, "As part of our plastics reduction initiative, [...] we now offer forks, knives and spoons made of European birch wood in a paper bag."

Disposable plastic cutlery is set to be banned across the EU from 2021 onwards.

Other Initiatives

Spar Austria has introduced the 'Gemeinsam Plastik sparen mit SPAR' (Saving Plastics Together with SPAR) initiative to raise awareness among consumers about the options available for eliminating plastic or saving on packaging while shopping.

The retailer also focuses on avoiding, reducing and recycling plastics as part of its plastic reduction programme.

© 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.

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