Uniqlo’s affiliate, Fast Retailing, declared that it will be meaningfully cutting down on usage of plastic handbags, habitually handed to consumers in stores after a purchase worldwide. The move includes a radical reduce of wasteful shopping bags and product packaging by approximately 85%, counting 7,800 tons on a yearly basis by the end of 2020.
September 1st will see 12 stores worldwide begin to use eco-friendly paper bags, made of FSC – Forest Stewardship Council, certified recycled paper. In addition, the label confirmed it’ll be selling branded eco-friendly reusable bags starting in January 2020.
This initiative matches with Fast Retailing’s efforts to create an ethical yet sustainable business with environmental consideration, continuing to weaken all forms of waste, particularly aimed at plastic usage that result in a catastrophe led by devastating pollution.