SPAR Hungary drives improved packaging disposal on own brand range

September 28, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Own Brand and Suppliers, Responsible retailing

SPAR Hungary is adding new pictograms to its own brand packaging to ensure improved packaging disposal and boost recycling efficiency. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, customers can now quickly identify an appropriate disposal system for SPAR Own Brand packaging. Starting with 90 products, SPAR Hungary will add these clear guidelines over time to the full own brand range.

Protecting the environment is one of the key elements of SPAR Hungary’s sustainability programme. The company has taken many steps, from environmentally conscious enterprise management and cutting emissions through modernised waste management to implementing cutting-edge packaging technology. By incorporating pictograms and clear information about the material composition, customers can easily and swiftly decide how to recycle or dispose of the packaging.

Reducing environmental impact

In SPAR Hungary’s stores, customers can find five types of packaging: plastic, aluminium, paper and fibre-based covering, glass, and a combined packaging solution consisting mainly of aluminium-impregnated cardboard. Today, technology enables most materials to be recycled economically, making sorted collection very important. Consumers can help reduce their impact on the environment through the correct disposal of food packaging waste.

This latest environmental initiative from SPAR Hungary encourages its customers to make sure that recoverable waste is put in the correct waste bins.  SPAR Hungary is active in multiple areas of sustainable development – including environmental protection, healthy lifestyles, food safety, and employee support. For more information on SPAR Hungary’s sustainability initiatives, please visit:

Source: SPAR Hungary

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About SPAR Hungary

The first SPAR Supermarket opened in Hungary in 1992, following the acquisition by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) of a majority stake in General Kereskedelmi Rt. Since its launch, SPAR Hungary has been actively involved in developing the country’s retail industry.

The licensing of independent retailers to operate the SPAR Brand in Hungary has proven successful. The retailers benefit from access to SPAR own brand products and expertise, while consumers enjoy the increased number of store locations. SPAR Hungary is one of the country’s largest employers, with 17,881 team members.