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Guam - As part of its "Mission Accomplished" Celebration, Pay-Less Supermarkets has recommitted its “Mission: Zero Bags” campaign to now eliminate 5 million plastic bags into 2013.
At the Micronesia Mall Pay-Less location today [Wednesday], Executive Vice President Kathy Sgro thanked supporters and customers for helping them reach their initial goal of eliminating 1.1 million plastic bags three months early.
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The company also honored its sponsors, awarded a total of $5,300 dollars in mini-grants to community organizations with green initiatives and hosted 1 minute shopping sprees.
Sgro mentions since Pay-Less issues out 28% of the island's plastic bags, they have a social responsibility to reduce that amount and encourage people to use reusable shopping bags.
“We really feel that it's important for our company” said Sgro. “We have a social responsibility because of the number of bags we distribute in our community. We feel it's important to be able to make a difference and to offer an option.”
Pay-Less has accepted 273 thousand rebates, sold 70 thousand reusable bags and paid out $13,680 thousand dollars to customers who used reusable bags. Every Wednesday, the business has also hosted weekly Mission: Zero Bags specials and passed on a 5 cent rebate for every reusable bag used at its stores.
The Mission: Zero Bags campaign started in January of this year.
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