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Mango goes plastic bag free

Mango aims to eliminate 160 million plastic bags per year from supply chain

Mango goes plastic bag free Mango aims to eliminate 160 million plastic bags per year from supply chain

Mango is increasingly focused on sustainability and announces that it will replace the plastic bags in its packaging with paper ones, becoming the first major textile company in Spain to do so. As CEO Toni Ruiz said, the goal of the low-cost brand is to gradually eliminate all plastic bags it uses to distribute products throughout the supply chain:

It’s a large-scale project that will have a positive impact on the environment. We’re glad to unveil this kind of project that helps us develop an eco-friendlier way of doing fashion and transform the company into a more sustainable one.

The new shopping bags will be made of tissue paper, a material made of natural pulp from renewable sources, more precisely from paper sourced sustainably from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which guarantees that the paper’s production process is handled responsibly.

The project will also support a circular economy, since paper products can be recycled on average four to six times, and is part of the Fashion Pact with which in 2019 a global coalition of brands, from Prada to Mango, committed to minimize the environmental impact of the textile and fashion industry by focusing on three points: fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and protecting the oceans.

The elimination of the plastic bag will initially involve three poles of the company in Morocco, China and Turkey, and will then be applied to all Mango factories and stores by the end of 2021.