Carrefour Romania – Environmental Carelessness


Update (2014): Carrefour in the city I mentioned bellow started allowing people the choose whether to bag their fruits or not.

For years Carrefour Romania has been constraining customers to buy items wrapped around in plastic bags even when this has been obviously unnecessary. My phone complaints have remained unanswered.

Whenever I go back to Romania for holidays, I run in the same unfriendly attitude of Carrefour in Resita, Romania. As I’m not allowed to weigh my own fruit items – never saw this in any other country/ supermarket, ever! – the person operating the scales bags single items of fruits and labels the bag with the price tag. Complaints seem to go unnoticed, as I’ve mailed and phoned the Romanian head office in previous years.

With titles such as Committing to reducing our businesses’ environmental impact on their corporate website, Carrefour should be more aware of the practices in local markets, especially when it touches on sensitive topics such as this.

Another link on the corporate website says: Reducing the environmental impact of our stores.

Main environmental objectives of Group stores:
– Energy: 30% reduction in consumption per sq.m of sales area between 2004 and 2020.*
– Checkout bags: total withdrawal of free disposable checkout plastic bags by the end of 2012.
– Paper: 100% of the paper used for catalogues and consumer magazines in Europe made from recycled wood fibers and/or certified-managed forests.

As a good case practice we read about Carrefour in Spain, who eliminated all plastic bags from their outlets

So, Carrefour Romania, how many useless plastic bags will it take until you make a change?

If you want to help, please write Carrefour at:


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