Lidl Ireland has introduced the first fully compostable potato bag in the country, in conjunction with Meade Potato Company.
The two-kilogramme packs of Meade White Potatoes feature packaging made from FSC-certified sustainable paper, strengthened with starch.
The net in the bag is made of corn starch, while the printing uses water-based ink.
CSR manager in Lidl Ireland, Ciara Sheehan, commented, “As weâ€™re fully committed to ensuring we drive positive change for the environment and our customers, weâ€™re excited to be the first retailer in Ireland to introduce a 100% compostable form fill potato bag.”
The bag is completely free of plastic and uses 34% less paper than traditional paper bags, the retailer said.