Metro and Kheir Zaman Successfully Adopt 100% Biodegradable Plastic Bags
One of the key objectives of the Corporate Affairs Department is to adopt environmentally sustainable practices in the areas of power consumption, waste management, water use, and paper consumption, in order to minimize environmental degradation.
In line with this objective, the Corporate Affairs Department, in cooperation with the Procurement Department at Metro Market, began to examine ways to minimize environmental degradation through practical applications in 2013. They began by looking at the use of plastic bags at all 97 Metro and Kheir Zaman stores. The stores, located in eleven governorates, use approximately 80 million plastic bags per year. Accordingly, work began to convert all plastic bags to recyclable plastic bags.
Through cooperation with Symphony Environmental Ltd., located in the UK, the D2W technology was adopted to convert old-fashioned plastic bags into 100% biodegradable plastic bags. The D2W mark was affixed on all plastic bags to encourage competitors to adopt the same technology in order to reduce the harmful effects that plastics have on the environment.