Environmentally-conscious products are becoming easy to find in SPAR stores, because they are all placed on highlighted shelves in the designated places. These “green” shelves feature multi-use, environmentally-sustainable products that help cutting the volume of plastic waste. Additionally, the “How do I become an environmentally-conscious customer?” booklet will also be on the shelves, available for customers to take home free of charge.
“Our company has been taking an active role in the issues affecting the future of the planet, for long. Since 2020 we have restructured these activities into an integrated framework, aligning different branches of sustainable development, including environmental protection, promotion of healthy lifestyles, food safety, employee support and social responsibility. One of the key areas of this integrated programme is the protection of the natural environment, which requires joint efforts with our customers. By installing the “green” shelves we contribute to the protection of the environment by offering products that support environmentally-conscious shopping and lifestyle on these, and also making available the jointly issued sustainability guidebook of SPAR and Nestlé on them. Thus, all environmentally-conscious products offered to customers in our store network – including silicone lids, canvas bags, waxed cloths, textile bags and degradable waste bags – will be available in one place,” explained Márk Maczelka, head of communications at SPAR Hungary.
The “green” shelves installed in all INTERSPAR and major SPAR supermarket units offer environmentally-conscious shoppers one type of vegetable bag and two types of bakery bags, two types of silicone lids, beeswax cloths, two types of textile snack bags, all of which can be used multiple times. The line also features two types of organic garbage bags that are 100% bio-degradable.
The sustainability guide booklet issued jointly by Nestlé Hungária Kft. and SPAR Magyarország Kereskedelmi Kft. will also be featured on the “green” shelves. The booklet titled “How do I become an environmentally-conscious customer?” is available to shoppers free of charge, and it presents the general rules of waste management and sorted waste collections, as well as tips on how to cut the volume of packaging and food waste in households and how to reduce their ecological footprint.
In the spirit of the “SPAR – for a sustainable future” principle, the company is a pioneer among Hungarian retail chains in reducing the emissions of pollutants generated during its operation, reducing the volume of plastics (mainly used for packaging), efficient waste management, increasing the share of recyclable materials (paper, glass), it helps create a more liveable environment by expanding green alternatives to help customers and by providing ample informal support.
Please visit the www.sparafenntarthatojovoert.hu website to track sustainability initiatives of the retail chain and to join the initiatives.
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For more information please contact:
Márk Maczelka, head of communications
SPAR Magyarország Kereskedelmi Kft. ∙ 2060, Bicske, SPAR út
Mobile: +36 20 823 7891 ∙ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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