Delhaize Srbija will start charging for plastic bags in its Shop&Go stores next week. As stated on the Shop&Go web page, beginning with April 16, plastic bags will cost two dinars.
– This way, we want to reduce the use of plastic bags, which pollute our environment, and make our neighborhood cleaner and prettier – says the explanation.
Customers at Shop&Go whose bills exceed RSD 1,000 will get free cotton bags until April 15, that is, until the stores run out of stock, it is said on the website.
There are 170 Shop&Go stores in Serbia.
Nikola Papak, Corporate Communications Manager at Delhaize Srbija, said earlier that the company “is ready to start the initiative and make a contribution to the preservation of the environment in Serbia together with the customers”.
– There are various modalities, and one of the most efficient ones is to charge for plastic bags. The experiences in other markets say that this model is the most efficient one, as it reduces the use of plastic bags by as much as 80%.
On average, each Serbian resident uses seven plastic bags a day, and two billion are thrown away in Serbia each year.