Major store group promotes eco-friendly alternatives

CCN Executives emphasize their eco-pleasant credentials. Image from elcaribe.com.do

Santo Domingo.- Centro Cuesta Nacional (CCN) declared a sequence of actions aimed at minimizing plastic bag use in their merchants.

Government president José Miguel González Cuadra explained they would persuade customers to use reusable bags, though at current only a smaller range of people today are making use of them. González Cuadra explained that the group, whose stores include Casa Cuesta department shops, Jugueton toy retailers, and the Nacional and Jumbo supermarkets, would quit applying styrofoam packaging and have began to introduce substitutes made from sugarcane squander.

He explained that the business recycles far more than 250 tons of paper and cardboard each and every thirty day period. “This volume of recycled material is equivalent to conserving 50,400 trees just about every month,” explained the CCN govt.

González extra that a number of environmentally helpful measures have been implemented, like the introduction of paper luggage in some pieces of the supermarkets, alternative of plastic and styrofoam containers and packaging with extra eco-friendly solutions, this kind of as the introduction of biodegradable PLA (polylactic acid) containers, whose creation is 65% less polluting.

The Agro CCN department is now working with reusable crates, replacing cardboard bins for packing, storage and transportation of items. Their warehouses also recycle paper, cardboard, wood pallets and more, in accordance to José Miguel González Cuadra.

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