Carrefour lead Tenerife bag ban

One of the biggest supermarket chains in Tenerife, Carrefour have banned plastic carrier bags, the first store to do so on the island. Saturday 14 November was the last day the old bags were being issued.

Some 75,000Â re-usable bags have been issued to customers for continued use, they can be used up to 15 times and even then, they can be re-cycled after they are worn out. The old style carrier bags can take up to 400 years to bio degrade.

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