Image courtesy of Adelaide’s Finest Supermarkets Facebook page.
Adelaide’s finest supermarkets, Frewville and Pasadena Foodland, have become the very first supermarkets in Australia to eliminate single-use plastic fruit and veg bags.
The supermarkets have removed all single-use plastic bags in the fresh food departments.
The plastic bags have now been replaced by South Australian made, 100% compostable bags, thanks to KESAB environmental solutions.
The certified compostable bags, made by Bio-Bag, break down just like plants in a composting environment.
The new compostable bags can go straight into the household green bin or home compost bin with food scraps.
The BioBags are made from corn starch, a renewable resource, and unlike
biodegradable plastic bags they do not leave microplastics or toxic residue behind.
The initiative will save more than three million single-use plastic bags or three tonnes of plastic waste per year from going into landfill!
This comes in light of South Australia becoming the first state in the country to ban single-use plastics with legislation passing Parliament last week.
More to come.