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Wednesday, 03 July 2019
Uniqlo to transition to paper bags by the end of the year

Uniqlo has become the latest industry player to tackle its plastic consumption. The company has announced plans to eliminate unnecessary plastic throughout its supply chain.


Uniqlo has become the latest industry player to tackle its plastic consumption.

The company has announced plans to eliminate unnecessary plastic throughout its supply chain, slashing the single-use plastic products customers receive at its Group stores worldwide by 85% by the end of next year. The move, which would see shopping bags and product packaging targeted, is estimated to save around 7,800 tons of plastic annually.

From this September, the group's stores in 12 markets worldwide will switch from plastic bags to eco-friendly paper bags made using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper or recycled paper.

In certain markets, branded, environmentally-friendly bags will be sold to promote the use of reusable carriers. The company also plans to carry out tests to replace plastic in its packaging with substitute materials.


Source: CTV News


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