Puregold makes grocery shopping more sustainable

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MANILA, Philippines – In line with the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, Puregold has stepped up its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint with the launch of its #WalangPlastikMondays at all of its stores in the National Capital Region.

The supermarket chain will also offer P1 cashback for each eco bag used by Perks and Tindahan Ni Aling Puring members, who can earn up to P5 5 in savings for each transaction.

Pouches are a big part of plastic pollution. However, it plays an important role in the trade of sari-sari shops. As a company that supports this small business, we asked Co if there were any steps Puregold was taking to reduce pollution from the sachets, to which he replied hastily: “In the third quarter we will be relaunching our recycling initiatives, which we launched in 2019. We will once again encourage our customers to exchange their recyclable waste for essential grocery items at designated Puregold stores.

‘Ayoko sa plastic’

Did you know that the world produces around 300 million tons of plastic every year and most of it is single-use? 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. By 2050, experts predict there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.

Puregold’s sustainability efforts

Puregold places environmental protection at the heart of its social responsibility programme.

For years, it has been carrying out a wide range of environmental measures in all its branches in order to minimize negative impacts on the environment.

“As a conscious company, Puregold reuses, recycles and reduces all available resources,” said Puregold Chairman Vincent Co. “As a retailer, we encourage our customers to do the same. business sustainability and helping younger generations envision their future.This is a community effort and we hope to work hand in hand with our customers to achieve our goal.

Puregold customers have made more sustainable choices with the increasing use of eco-friendly bags, leading to an almost 40% drop in the company’s single-use plastic bag purchases in 2021.

Almost half of Puregold stores have either stopped using single-use plastic bags or switched to more sustainable materials such as recycled cardboard boxes or eco-friendly bags.

On the way to net zero emissions

In addition to its #WalangPlastikMondays initiative, Puregold stores are geared towards converting to 100% LED main lighting to reduce energy consumption.

Additionally, Puregold’s 135 wastewater treatment facilities are compliant with government regulations as it also ventures into stormwater capture, graywater reuse and other waste saving and mitigation measures. water to reduce the company’s impact on water resources.

At the same time, migrating to trade logistics requirements for optimal efficiency of transshipment operations is able to help reduce carbon emissions by around 36%.

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