The debrief: How compostable bags are helping a retailer cut its plastics use

Co-op is offering compostable carrier bags at 1,000 stores, but barriers may prevent wider take-up. Conor McGlone visits the Italian facility that supplies the new biodegradable bags to the retailer

Novamont’s biopolymer factory in Italy

Co-op’s biodigradable bags are made at Novamont’s biopolymer factory in Italy

Supermarket chain Co-op announced in October that it would offer new compostable carrier bags at more than 1,000 of its stor

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