G-Star wants to make a contribution to reducing plastic pollution. That is why G-Star is working towards banning single-use, non-durable and unnecessary plastics in all our operations.
In 2014, plastic shopping bags have been replaced with paper bags made from FSC® certified paper in all our stores worldwide. This way we reach an annual reduction of more than 1.5 million plastic bags accounting for approximately 70,000 kg plastic. We are also in the process of replacing the plastic polybags needed to maintain the quality of our products during transportation. Since 2015, G-Star is testing polybags that are compostable and biodegradable. If successful, we will identify how we can replace all polybags. In addition, we prevent the use of plastic at our offices by measures such as banning plastic water bottles.