SPAR Slovenia joins global Plastic Free July initiative

July 29, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Environment, Responsible retailing

  • Zero-packaging dispenser solution INTERSPAR Citypark

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  • Customers can dispense the loose goods in paper bags or recyclable containers

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  • 'Together for less plastic' slogan

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  • Actor Nik Škrlec supports SPAR Slovenia's Plastic free July initiative

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SPAR Slovenia has joined the Plastic Free July initiative, a global movement to reduce single-use plastics, and declared July its month of sustainability. The SPAR country operator teamed up with the Ecologists Without Borders association and Slovenian actor and presenter Nik Škrlec. Part of their initiative is to introduce people to environmental protection in a relaxed way and motivate them to act sustainably.

Social media activities

During the month of July, SPAR Slovenia has shared useful tips, suggestions, and challenges on sustainable living via a dedicated website and its social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook. Followers and customers are encouraged to see Sustainability Month at SPAR as an opportunity to think about sustainable behaviour and eco-friendly lifestyles, as we can only create a better tomorrow together.

‘Together for less plastic’ initiative

Sustainable behaviour and environmental protection are key pillars of SPAR Slovenia’s strategic priorities. Under the slogan ‘Together for less plastic’, the SPAR operator continues to introduce innovative technologies and eco-friendly materials in SPAR and INTERSPAR stores nationwide.

A special focus is on reducing plastic waste, which is why the company is introducing sustainable and recyclable packaging for its own brand products. Customers are also encouraged to bring and reuse their own packaging.

In most SPAR Slovenia stores, customers can return various bottles via Tomra vending machines, supporting a circular economy. In some stores, shoppers can find an extensive range of products without packaging or through dispenser solutions.

Source: SPAR Slovenia

About SPAR Slovenia

SPAR Slovenia, operated by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG), was founded in 1991. ASPIAG is a subsidiary of SPAR Austria AG. SPAR has become a key employer in the country.

SPAR Slovenia operates three store formats: SPAR, SPAR Supermarkets, and INTERSPAR Hypermarkets. The brand is one of the most trusted companies in the country. Nielsen research has placed SPAR first in the country in terms of freshness, quality, and range. In addition, the SPAR Bakery has played a vital role in the overall fresh offer in Slovenia and has received excellent customer feedback.