Danish retailer offering biobased polyethylene bags


In Denmark, retail chain Fakta is offering plant-based polyethylene shopping bags. The bags are on sale for DKK 2.75 ($.43)—roughly equal to the price of the company’s regular, 80% recyclable plastic shopping bags.

“We want to make it easier for our customers to be more climate-friendly when shopping in Fakta, without costing them extra,” John Hornbech Christensen, Fakta chain director, tells ESM Magazine. “We know that consideration for the environment and climate plays an important part for customers.”