SPAR Hungary is reducing its plastic use by 84 tonnes per year with new packaging materials used in its logistics department. The company is also continually increasing the number of their biodegradable and compostable products, as well as products made of recyclable plastic.
“One of the most important pillars of SPAR Hungary’s sustainability program is the protection of the environment. Our ambition includes environmentally-conscious corporate governance, a reduction in the emission of pollutants, and the use of modern packaging technologies. Therefore we are reducing the amount of plastic we use during the production and logistics phases in several stages. We have used 13.5 fewer tonnes of plastic in the packaging of Regnum meat tray products in 2022. Now we have made changes in our logistics department, with the introduction of a new, thinner material used for wrapping leading to a reduction in plastic by 84 tonnes,” shared Márk Maczelka, head of communications at SPAR Hungary.
The company’s warehouses started using a new type of wrapping foil last year, which resulted in an 84 tonne reduction in foil usage last year. As part of SPAR Hungary’s sustainability strategy they continue to extend their product range of goods that support sustainability. More and more of their products are made of recycled, biodegradable, or organic materials such as cane, wood, or paper. The number of recyclable plastic products have increased as well including cups, utensils, plates, and silicon lids. At the end of May the company stopped using the 100% plastic bags in their bakery sections and swapped to bags made almost entirely of paper.