In May 2009 was the start of the eco-friendly transformation for METRO supermarkets. Becoming more environmentally friendly is part of our corporate social responsibility.
On Saturday 2/5/2009 the supermarkets were dressed in green and pledged to help with various measures including help in reducing plastic bags by introducing eco shopping bags for use by customers, photovoltaic systems at all stores, recycling and tree planting, among others.
METRO supermarket in Strovolos, was the starting point where people from Green Dot attended and informed the customers about recycling. With them arrived “greenies” the mascots of the Green Dot and handed out fairy tales to children, sponsored by METRO, to start learning about environment protection. The same information was made on 16 May at the supermarkets METRO Aglantzia and Platy. People showed great enthusiasm and willingness to participate in environmental efforts, and many rushed to purchase new lovely eco-friendly shopping bags.
On the existing signs in the aisles of the supermarket, special signs were added informing people what packaging can recycled as another attempt to generate more public awareness about recycling.
The whole “green” environment, with all the staff dressed in green gave a joyful atmosphere to the stores and the warm response from the customers gave hope that there is interest in saving the planet.