BYO at Carrefour supermarkets
Since 2019, customers of Carrefour supermarkets can bring their own containers when they buy food from the butcher’s, fish and fruit departments in a number of European countries including France, Belgium, Poland and Spain. More countries are to follow but implementation is subject to national variations.
This initiative is part of the much broader Act for food campaign for better food initiated by Carrefour in 2018. While the campaign has been seen essentially an image-building exercise, if “bring your own” options were available in all Carrefours outlets, the corresponding reduction of single-use packaging would be huge. The implementation of the Act for food measures across 30 countries is scheduled to be completed by 2022.