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Mango aims to eliminate 160 million plastic bags per year from supply chain


Mango aims to eliminate 160 million plastic bags per year from supply chain

Mango has announced a target to replace approximately 160 million
plastic bags per year used in its packaging with paper bags.

In collaboration with its suppliers, the Spanish retailer said it will
progressively eliminate all the plastic bags it uses to distribute products
throughout its supply chain – according to Mango, it is the first major
company in the Spanish textile sector to do so.

The company will replace them with bags made from tissue paper sourced
from sustainably-managed forests where practices are certified as compliant
with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) international standards.

The project will kick off with local production of folded garments and
in the retailer’s online channel, following successful pilot trials in
Morocco, China and Turkey. The retailer then plans to expand the project to
all its garments by the end of 2021.

“This is a large-scale project that will have a very positive impact on
the environment, given that through its implementation we will stop using
approximately 160 million plastic bags a year,” Mango CEO Toni Ruiz said in
a statement.

“We are very happy to implement these types of projects that help us
advance towards a more sustainable fashion, which in turn will allow us to
implement the sustainable transformation of the company”.

Photo credit: Mango



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