Plastic trolleys, it's over! Caddie, owned by the Cochez group, announced on Friday its decision to stop the production of plastic supermarket trolleys in an environmental concern.
"As part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility and reducing plastic pollution, we have made the decision to discontinue the Emotion range," says a press release referring to this range of plastic supermarket trolleys.
"As the environmental impacts of plastic become increasingly concerning, we are now focusing on metal carts, which are known for their recyclability and environmental sustainability," it added. The company invites its customers and retailers to also opt for metal trolleys, described as "a strong, sustainable and recyclable alternative, reducing the demand for new raw materials and the amount of waste generated".
10% of trucks produced
Plastic trolleys represent about 10% of all trolleys produced at Caddie's only production site in Dettwiller (Bas-Rhin), according to a spokesperson for the brand.
Name registered in 1959 and inspired by golf, Caddie, whose industrial and Alsatian origins date back to 1928 with wire products, had its hour of glory with the rise of the consumer society, inseparable from the metal trolley for supermarkets, before encountering difficulties.
Caddie was taken over in 2022 by the Cochez group, specialized in transport and industrial services and based in Valenciennes, in the Nord. Caddie has a total of 117 employees.