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SPAR Hungary expands use of recycled materials in packaging

June 22, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Climate, Responsible retailing

SPAR Hungary now offers ten products made from recycled materials. The items include seven Re-Generation bags made from recycled PET bottles as well as fully recyclable food containers, which all became available from 11 June nationwide. As part of a popular loyalty programme SPAR Hungary is running until 27 September, the items in the range can either be purchased at full price or at 66-70% of the original price when using loyalty points.

The bags’ outer fabric, lining, shoulder straps, and handles are produced using 100% recycled PET bottles. The bags carry a clear indication showing how many PET bottles were used to produce each item. For example, the backpack is made from the recycled material from 20 bottles.

Besides the strict production regulations and quality tests carried out to comply with legislative requirements and factory standards, the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certificate  guarantees that the recycled components meet health and safety requirements.

The organic reusable food containers from the brand Koziol include a two-piece food box set, a two-piece lunch box set and a flask with a projected lifespan of over ten years. A total of 90% less energy is used during the production of these containers compared to that used when producing their equivalents using glass, ceramic, and aluminium.

Customers earn a loyalty point for every HUF1,000 spent. With 20 stickers, it is possible to buy one of the ten products at the indicated reduced price. Loyalty points can be redeemed between 11 June and 27 September 2020 while stocks last. Detailed rules of participation are available on the website www.spar.hu and in participating stores.

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: www.sparafenntarthatojovoert.hu.

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 the development of the retail industry in the country.

The move to license independent retailers to operate the SPAR Brand has proven successful for Hungary, with new stores meeting the needs of a larger number of shoppers. The retailers benefit from becoming part of the SPAR organisation with access to own brand products, operating systems and the brand, whilst consumers enjoy the increased number of store locations.