Think! Act! Reuse!
August 8, 2013
Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide.
That’s over one million plastic bags used per minute. (planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/plastic-bag-facts.html) Improperly discarded plastic bags very often end up washed out to sea.
At least 267 different species are known to have suffered from entanglement
or ingestion of plastic marine debris. (www.worldwatch.org/node/5565)
These astounding statistics are just one of the reasons Hi-Lo launched its “Reusable Green Bag initiative” in November 2009.
Being the leading supermarket chain in the country, we believed it was our corporate social responsibility to help curb the negative effects of plastic on our environment.
These reusable bags are not only durable and functional, but extremely trendy!
Wondering how these bags are used exactly? At the checkout, give your reusable bag to your wrapper so your groceries can be packed into it upon cashing. It’s that simple!
So go on! On your next Hi-Lo trip, purchase one of these stylish bags from any one of our locations. It’s a simple yet effective way to start making a difference. At An affordable price of only $10.00, you can even purchase a few for your friends and family!