Thrifty’s expands recycling program

Grocery chain – which includes a South Surrey store – completes successful six-week pilot project.

In support of Earth Day, which was April 22, Thrifty Foods announced last week the launch of an expanded in-store recycling program, which the company hopes will help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 15 per cent by 2013.

A six-week pilot project, which began March 1, saw the grocery chain’s recycling program expand to include metal and glass food containers, plastic yogurt and cottage cheese containers, laundry soap and milk jugs, medicine bottles, gardening pots and a variety of paper packaging.

Over the six weeks, more than 29 tons of material was sent to Cascades Recovery Plus recycling facilities in Vancouver and Victoria.

Thrifty Foods has 27 stores, including a South Surrey location in Morgan Crossing.

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