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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 101

Keells Supermarkets on minimizing polythene use

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 03 April, ( In Sri Lanka there are problems in recycling polythene bags etc and considering this factor and to minimize the polythene bag menace, Keels Super Market Chain introduces to their customers a reusable ‘Red Bag’ and each time customers brings the bag to their outlets for purchases, they would be offered an incentive.

The Red Bag was introduced at the Keells Super Outlet at the Crescat Boulevard last week and at the Press Briefing along with the launch, Sumithra Gunasekera, Director John Keells Holdings said that the introduction of the bag is a part of their CSR programme and a fulfillment of their commitment to be an environmentally friendly organization.

He said this initiative was a much needed effort towards the environment and said that this is the first time any supermarket chain has undertaken such a proactive programme to reduce the environmental pollution caused by non-biodegradable material.

Gracing the occasion Dr (Mrs) Ajantha Perera, Founder, National Programme on Recycling of Solid Waste said that Keells Supermarkets should be complemented for their efforts in working towards the preservation of the environment. She said that hazards of polythene and plastics are a growing threat and should be addressed seriously.

- Asian Tribune -

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