A voice for newcomers in Sweden

Swedish supermarkets to stop selling disposable barbecues

Disposable grills became very popular in Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Published: 25.Jun.2019 10:09 hrs

Coop, ICA and Lidl are among the Swedish supermarket chains that will no longer stock disposable barbecues, due to environmental concerns as well as fire risk.

However, this decision only concerns purchases of new grills. Stores will continue to sell the disposable barbecues they have until they run out of their current stock. 

"It is based on our sustainability strategy and the consumer's reduced interest in disposable grills," Claes Salomonsson, spokesperson for Axfood, which owns the chains Hemköp and Willys, told the TT newswire.

Read full article on The Local

More Stories

Anas Awad with his "Swedish family" told his story to The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all? READ
Regional, long-distance and commuter trains will all be affected, as well as the subway line. READ
Photo: Erik Gerhardsson

'History will record how everyone reacted to the Syrian tragedy'

Erik, a 21-year-old Swedish volunteer, reflects on his experience helping refugees in Sweden and abroad. READ
How much holiday are you entitled to and is it true you get paid more when you're off? Welcome to Sweden, here's what you need to know. READ

This Iranian teaches Swedish online to 10,000 followers

"I’m exporting Swedish to my homeland." READ