In recent news, Kruidvat has announced the abolition of their iconic plastic candy cones in favor of a more sustainable paper version. The decision was made due to the high number of plastic cones used annually, with over 8 million pieces being consumed each year. By banning the plastic cone, Kruidvat claims to save 32,000 kilos of plastic every year.
The replacement of the plastic candy bag is part of Kruidvat’s broader sustainability strategy. The store chain aims to make packaging and products more environmentally friendly. “The paper bag is just one of the many initiatives we are taking to achieve this goal,” says Leendert van Bergeijk, sustainability manager at Kruidvat. “With this new step, we are helping to reduce the use of plastic and decrease the amount of litter in Belgium and the Netherlands.”
The paper bag has already been standard in Wallonia for some time now, but all Kruidvat branches in Wallonia will switch to the latest version of the paper candy bag on Monday. This change is a positive step towards a more sustainable future and shows that businesses are taking action to reduce their environmental impact.