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The Continente supermarkets will have starting next Monday, November 5, new environmentally friendly plastic bags, made with 80% recycled material and 100% recyclable, instead of single use packaging.

According to the press release, the new bags, on which the rate of € 0.15 approved in the State Budget for 2019 will not be applied, are thicker than 50 microns and meet environmentally friendly requirements.

“This measure is part of the long-standing commitment made by Sonae MC – the first national retailer to define an environmental policy in 1998, and through a multidisciplinary working group that covers all its areas of to develop and implement concrete measures for a more responsible use of plastics, from the level of the private label, logistics, suppliers, to the internal level and consumer awareness. “