Laurent Bakery has announced it will stop using plastic bags in its stores in a bid to reduce its impact on the environment.
The phase-out begins this week, and aligns with the Victorian Government’s plastic shopping ban by 2019, founder Laurent Boillon said.
"Plastic bags are a major source of waste and pollution in our society, creating irreparable damage to our environment,” he said.
Laurent Bakery will begin offering customers a $2 reusable bag with their purchases.
“By phasing out plastic bags and introducing reusable shopping bags to our stores, we play a small but vital role in limiting the effects of plastics bags on the environment," Boillon said.
All 16 stores across Victoria will have phased out plastic bags by 2019.