Bon Marché is the largest retailer in Vanuatu with 6 supermarkets, a wholesale division and 4 service stations. We are supportive of measures to reduce waste, such as the plastic bag ban that came into force in 2018. We are very pleased to see the environmental benefits to not supplying shopping bags at our check outs and offering re-usable bags to purchase instead. In response to the increase in plastic mesh used for fruit and vegetables which was a consequence of the plastic bag ban, we introduced a system where our customers use our re-usable produce bags when in store and return them at the checkout. Our re-pack station no longer uses plastic trays and we are investigating how to transition from plastic to recycled paper at our butchery, fishmonger and delicatessen, even though we are aware there will be an increase in cost to us and our customers. Secondary packaging for most of our imports (90%) is in small sized cardboard boxes. Half of these are put out into the checkout area for customers to use for their shopping. The rest, mostly broken or damaged boxes, are taken to the landfill. A small amount of our imports arrive wrapped in pallet wrap, which again is taken to the landfill. Our kitchen and repack station generate green waste from cleaning and washing fruit and vegetables and our workshop for our fleet of vehicles generates waste oil, which are disposed of in the landfill. We are open to suggestions on how to reduce this waste and are dedicated to finding solutions to waste management for the benefit of our customers and the environment of Vanuatu.