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SPAR Norway’s drive to reduce plastic pollution

December 5, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Environment, Responsible retailing

SPAR Norway is keen to help shoppers choose environmentally-friendly solutions, and the reduction of paper bag prices is just one way that SPAR Norway has chosen to lower the environmental impact of its retail operations.

From November 25th, paper bags at SPAR stores across the country will be sold at a lower price, the same as for plastic bags, making the use of paper bags more affordable for consumers.

“We work hard to give our customers a broad selection of goods in our stores and in addition to offering them a large choice of products, we also provide different solutions for carrying the groceries home. In all of our stores, you will find eco bags, paper bags and plastic bags”, said Martin Munthe-Kaas, Head of Marketing SPAR Norway.

Supporting smart ideas to reduce plastic

The focus on reducing the use of plastic is a worldwide issue recognised also by SPAR Norway who is a proud member of the “Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund”. This winter, the Fund has set aside 20 million Norwegian kroner (almost €2 million) in support of smart ideas that can contribute to reducing plastic pollution anywhere in the world. The Fund was open both to Norwegian and international individuals. You can read more about it here.

Source: SPAR Norway

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About SPAR Norway

NorgesGruppen ASA is the parent company of SPAR Norway and is the market leader in the highly concentrated Norwegian grocery market. The SPAR licence for Norway was signed by NorgesGruppen in 1984 although the first SPAR store only opened in 1993. SPAR Norway operates two retail formats: EUROSPAR, which continues to see expansion and growth following very positive consumer response, and SPAR.

In February 2013, NorgesGruppen purchased 49% of the Dagrofa Group – the licence partner operating the SPAR Brand in Denmark, expanding their presence in Scandinavia and supporting independent retailers in both markets.