IGA has announced that it will phase out single-use plastic bags across the next twelve months.
IGA National Retailer Council chair Ian Ashcroft said many IGA stores across Australia had already implemented this change within their stores and provided a range of alternatives.
The alternative range includes “cardboard boxes, boomerang bags and reusable bags,” he said.
“IGA retailers have committed to a phased approach that will fully in place across IGA network completed by 30 June 2018.”
The announcement was made just days after Woolworths and Coles announced they would phase out single-use plastic bags.