Lidl Cyprus announced on Thursday that it has permanently banned single-use plastic from its shops since the end of last year.
Single-use plastic items such as straws, cups, plates and cutlery will no longer be sold in Lidl stores across Cyprus.
The company said it is one of the first organised food retail businesses to do so.
Lidl aims to further reduce plastic by 20 per cent and make use of 100 per cent recyclable materials on private label product packaging by 2025.
These measures were established by REset...