SPAR Denmark is active in many areas of environmental protection, including food waste, plastic reduction instore, and customer education on how to act more eco-conscious.
SPAR Denmark also sponsors the national Ren Natur waste collection tours, and recently, one of these tours was attended by Lea Wermelin, Danish Minister for the Environment and Richo Boss, CEO of SPAR Denmark.
Food waste reduction
To reduce food waste, SPAR Denmark lowers the prices of food products approaching the expiration date.
In this way, SPAR avoids large quantities of food being thrown away, and at the same time price- and environmentally conscious customers can purchase perfectly good food products at discounted prices.
Tips for eco-conscious consumers
Through its easy meal plan, SPAR Denmark supports customers plan food purchases leading to less food waste.
Published on SPAR Denmark’s website, the 5-week meal plans consist of healthy and varied recipes that can be prepared within 30-60 minutes as well as shopping lists with all ingredients.
Customers can also select the meals and use the shopping list to have the local SPAR store to collect all the ingredients and pick up the order instore.
Climate tips for customers
To inspire customers to contribute to environmental protection when shopping for groceries, SPAR Denmark communicates climate tips for consumers.
These tips contain valuable and practical advice on how to act more eco-friendly.
Plastic reduction through recycled plastic bags
SPAR Denmark focuses strongly on plastic reduction. Plastic bags available in SPAR stores since 2017 are made of 70-80% recycled plastic.
The high-quality plastic bags can be reused several times. An alternative to plastic bags is the nylon net sold in many SPAR stores in Denmark which can be repeatedly used.