Caddy will no longer make plastic shopping carts. Indeed, the company, owned by the Cochez group, has announced that it will end its production, for environmental reasons.
"As part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility and reducing plastic pollution, we have made the decision to discontinue the Emotion range," reads a press release in reference to this line of trolleys. of plastic supermarket.
“As the environmental impacts of plastic are of growing concern, we are now refocusing on metal carts, known for their recyclability and environmental sustainability,” it added.
The company urges its customers and retailers to also switch to metal trolleys, calling it "a strong, durable and recyclable alternative, reducing the demand for new raw materials and the amount of waste generated".
The number of plastic trolleys produced each year by Caddy was not specified, but a spokesperson for the company told Agence France-Presse that they represented around 10% of all trolleys produced on Caddy's only production site, in Dettwiller (Bas-Rhin).
Caddy was taken over in 2022 by the Cochez group, specializing in transport and industrial services and based in Valenciennes, in the North. Caddy has a total of 117 employees.