Supermarket chain Spar Thailand has unveiled a nationwide campaign called ‘Let’s save nature together’ in an effort to reduce plastic waste.
Through the campaign, the retailer is urging customers to use long-life shopping bags.
The move follows a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on 4 December last year by Spar Thailand owner and operator Bangchak Retail (BCR), with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment & Ministry of Public Health.
The deal is aimed at organising sustainability-related activities that could reduce the use of plastic bags in the country.
In addition, Spar Thailand introduced a ‘NO plastic bag day’ across its stores on 4 January last year and implemented the same on the fourth of every month.
During this campaign, the retailer has also offered a long-life shopping bag to customers for a deposit of THB15 ($0.47), which will be refunded on returning the bag.
Spar International entered Thailand in early 2016 by granting a licence to BCR allowing it to develop and grow the brand. It opened around 33 stores in one year of operation in the country.
BCR offers a range of brands from Spar portfolio, as well as Inthanin Coffee and Lemon Kitchen solutions across the stores.
Spar has also committed to reducing packaging, as well as replace plastic packaging with alternative materials or producing material that is easier to recycle in Austria.