Single-use plastic could potentially end most marine life as we know it. Once that happens there is no turning back and the planet will never be the same.
Did you know that the world produces around 300 million tons of plastic every year and most of it is single-use? These single-use plastics do not break down or turn into microplastics, which mainly end up in the world’s oceans and threaten marine life.
Single-use plastics include plastic grocery bags, water and soda bottles, and packaging straws.
In an effort to do its part and create a substantial impact on the environment, Puregold has implemented “Walang Plastic Mondaysin all of its stores in the National Capital Region. The supermarket will also offer P1 cashback for each eco bag used by Perks and Tindahan Ni Aling Puring members, who can earn up to P5 in savings for each transaction.
“Puregold’s intention is to be a conscious company that reuses, recycles and reduces all available resources and, as a retailer, encourages its customers to do the same,” said Puregold Chairman Vincent Co. We are very invested in doing business sustainably and helping younger generations envision their future. This is a community effort and we look forward to working hand-in-hand with our customers to achieve our goal,” said Vincent .
Puregold customers have made more sustainable choices with increasing use of eco-friendly bags, leading to an almost 40% drop in the company’s single-use plastic bag purchases in 2021. Nearly half of Puregold stores have either stopped using single-use plastic bags. use plastic bags or switch to more sustainable materials such as recycled cardboard boxes or eco-friendly bags.
To date, all Puregold stores are moving towards converting to 100% LED main lighting to reduce energy consumption. Additionally, Puregold’s 135 wastewater treatment facilities comply with government regulations as it also ventures into stormwater catchment, graywater reuse and other water and waste saving measures. mitigation to reduce the company’s impact on water resources. At the same time, migrating the company’s logistics requirements towards optimal efficiency of cross-dock operations is able to help reduce carbon emissions by around 36%.
Go #WalangPlastikMondays at Puregold, and do your part for the environment.
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