Great news for those living in the canton of Zurich, and hopefully for the rest of Switzerland soon too. Migros is introducing reusable bags for their fruit, vegetables and bread rolls. In Switzerland only, each year more than 240 millions of plastic bags are given away by the shops which has a big impact on our environment.
The new Migros Veggie Bags are made of non-toxic and recyclable polyester and can be washed at 30C. A set of four bags costs 9.90. And, if you don’t live in the Zurich area, you can buy your re-usable food bags in other places, for example the Take5Nets, available in several Swiss online shops and at Reformhaus Müller.
By the way, did you know that the free, thin, white bags at the supermarket checkouts (in Swiss German they’re called Knistersäckli (crackling bags) have been prohibited by law for a few years already, but the supermarkets still offer them and no-one interferes. More and more countries around the world are starting to ban or at least limit the use of plastic bags. Tunisia will be the first arab country to entirely ban non-biodegradable plastic bags by 2017.