Carrefour Barbar store will be free from single-use plastic
Carrefour’s hypermarket in Barbar’s iconic Jawad Dome is set to be the retailer’s most eco-friendly in the Kingdom. The store will be free from single-use plastic bags and offer biodegradable alternatives made from cassava instead, in addition to offering a range of reusable bags. When complete, Carrefour’s hypermarket in Barbar will mark its 13th store in Bahrain overall.
This came during a discussion by Carrefour, operated in Bahrain by Majid Al Futtaim, with representatives from the Northern Municipal Council, led by President Ahmed Al-Kooheji to discuss various opportunities for greater collaboration around sustainability. During the meeting, Al-Kooheji praised Majid Al Futtaim for its role within the community and made note of Carrefour’s store in Barbar in particular.
“We are looking forward to working together with Majid Al Futtaim and hope to have a strategic and strong partnership that can raise awareness on various sustainable and environmental projects that the Northern Municipal Council is striving to be active in,” said Ahmed Al-Kooheji, Chairman of the Northern Municipal Council.
Jerome Akel, Country Manager of Carrefour in Bahrain at Majid Al Futtaim Retail said: “Sustainability is a core element of our business, and we are keen on aligning our efforts with those of the Northern Municipal Council.
We are grateful for their visit, as together we can continue to be a driving force behind our shared goals of educating the public on the harmful effects of single-use plastics while encouraging them to opt for greener alternatives.”