AUCHAN Retail Russia is testing a complete rejection of plastic bags. The first hypermarkets, at the cash desks of which they completely refused to sell plastic packaging, were AUCHAN Tyumen and AUCHAN City Zvezdny.

AUCHAN Retail Russia is launching a number of environmental initiatives aimed at the complete rejection of plastic bags in chain stores. So, from August 24, 2019 in AUCHAN Retail Russia hypermarkets located in Tyumen, at the cash desks, customers are offered only paper bags and non-woven reusable bags. To inform buyers at the entrance to the stores, special posters with the slogan “Save the planet together!” Are posted, as well as voice messages are broadcast on the trading floor urging you to purchase reusable packaging. “The company is constantly studying international experience in retail and adopting various environmental initiatives. Earlier in 2017, free packaging was canceled at the box office of all the classic hypermarkets of the chain, and the company took the next important step in reducing the negative impact on the environment. From the very first days of the innovation, we received a lot of positive feedback, and we are glad that clients are not indifferent to the topic of ecology and fully support our initiative, ”said Yulia Trubitsyna, CSR Manager at AUCH Retail Russia.