Alternative Packaging

Alternative Packaging

Try our reusable alternatives, available now in all our stores.

Try our reusable alternatives

For some years now, we have been working to find alternatives to disposable plastics. However, we should be under no illusions, we’re not going to get rid of all plastic overnight. We will have to change our habits and face up to the challenge involved in fighting this pollution. We can provide you with alternatives to plastic bags for packing and transporting your shopping. This choice has to take into account how these alternatives are produced and the extent to which they can be reused or recycled.

Foldable box in recycled plastic

The new reusable and environmentally-friendly way to do your shopping

Our range of Cactus folding boxes has evolved and a new version, manufactured from recycled materials, is now available in your Cactus stores.

Although the material has changed to be more environmentally-friendly, all the features which were so greatly appreciated in the old models have been retained; in particular, a genuinely strong material guaranteeing a...

Glassine paper bags

Recently, glassine type bags have been introduced in all our stores in the bread & pastries and fruit & vegetable self-service sections. These bags are an ideal option for making your shopping both practical and eco-friendly.

These bags are in fact 100% environmentally-friendly as they’re made from a single recyclable material: glassine paper. Using the standard paper product collection system, these bags can be recycled entirely....

FSC cardboard box

This box is made using FSC-certified paper originating from responsibly-managed forests.

The inks used are water-based, and are therefore similarly compatible with the concept of environmentally-friendly packaging.

Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

Reduce your environmental footprint thanks to this reusable transport box. And thanks to the FSC-certified...


From this morning, the new Valorlux SUPERBAG is available in all our Cactus stores.

To make your shopping easier and help you avoid resorting to single-use bags, this PET bag, specially designed for loose items, is now available at self-serve sections in our stores. It’s machine washable and before you set off to visit your favourite supermarket, simply slip your SUPERBAG into your shopping bag – then weigh your food, place the printed-out sticker...


Why not try our cloth shopping bags on sale at your supermarket check-out.

They are foldable and large enough to also be carried over a shoulder.

Choose from a selection of colourful mini-bags, plain or patterned, according to what takes your fancy.

Different colors, seasonal availability


String shopping bag

The "string shopping bag" has been specially designed for your fruit and vegetables purchases.

Each time you go shopping, take these bags with you.

Cactus cool bag

Exchange your points for a cool bag and keep your purchases at store temperature until you get home.

Valorlux eco-bags

Everyone knows the famous Valorlux eco-bags . Eco-bags can be reused and are made from 100% recyclable materials.

4,891.5 tonnes of plastic have been saved since these re-usable “eco-bags” were introduced in Luxembourg in 2004, which is equivalent to 10,879,100 litres of oil!

However, far too many eco-bags can still be found among household rubbish. To prevent this happening, Valorlux has decided to remind consumers...

Forgotten your bag?

From January 2018, with the retail industry's support, the price of the new lightweight single-use plastic bags increased from 3 to 5 centimes per bag.

With the message "Please forget me", the aim is to get shoppers to resort less to plastic bags and encourage them to use reusable bags instead.