An eco-friendly shopping is now as essential on our supermarket trips as a wallet and loyalty card.
Carrefour is rewarding its environmentally-conscious customers on International Plastic Bag Free Day 2019 (yes, it’s a thing) by handing out complimentary bags-for-life.
Bring your own reusable bag to any of the 31 Carrefour stores across the UAE and you’ll be gifted with a handy carrier from the supermarket’s ‘Connecting with Nature.’ Made from ecological fabric, they usually sell for AED 9 or AED 10. That’s a little bit extra towards your shop!
Buy one of these plastic-free totes from the Mall of the Emirates store on Wednesday (3rd July) and have the name or initials of your choice monogrammed on it free of charge.
Shoppers with eco-friendly carriers also get their own dedicated checkouts at Carrefour, so you’re saving time AND the planet.
Carrefour, which operated in UAE by Majid Al Futtaim, says last year these go-green initiatives saw a nearly 10-fold increase in the number of customers ditching plastic.
The supermarket chain was the first in the UAE to sell planet-saving totes, launching them in 2007. Today they sell three different types, ranging in price from AED 2.50 to AED 10. Buy one and the store promises to replace them at any point if they are damaged or can no longer be used.
More ways to ditch the plastic are wrapped up in our going green guide.
3rd July only. Find your nearest Carrefour store by visiting: www.carrefouruae.com