Super Indo was one of 13 recipients of awards from the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry in recognition of outstanding waste management practices. Super Indo, which has a particular focus on eliminating plastic waste, was honored for implementing a program that is reducing the use of plastic bags in stores by more than 50%.
The award, announced on Indonesia's National Waste Care Day 2017, was given by Siti Nurbaya, the Minister of Environment and Forestry, and accepted by Wirawan Winarto, Super Indo's VP of Operations. It's the second government award Super Indo has received since last year for its efforts to lessen plastic waste.
"Super Indo is committed to sustainable waste management," Wirawan said. "One of the best examples is the No Free Plastic Bags program in our stores."
No Free Plastic Bags is an effective way to help educate customers to be responsible about the plastic they use every day. Instead of using plastic bags for their groceries, customers can bring their own shopping bags from home, or use free used cardboard boxes available at all Super Indo stores. If customers forget to bring their shopping bag, Super Indo sells reusable bags at a very economical price.