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Central Retail launches “No Plastic Bag Day” and “No Plastic Bag Month” intitiatives to promote environmental protection in Vietnam

On July 3, 2024, at Big C Thang Long (Hanoi), Central Retail in Vietnam announced its partnership with the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment and the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade to launch 𝐍𝐨 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐁𝐚𝐠 𝐃𝐚𝐲. This initiative aims to encourage consumers to reduce their use of plastic bags and contribute to environmental protection.

During the Big C Thang Long event, the Hypermarket actively promoted the initiative and encouraged customers to bring reusable bags for eco-friendly alternatives. Big C Thang Long would also offer GO! eco-friendly fabric bags and other gifts to customers who bring their own bags.

In addition to the initiative in Hanoi, on the same day, Central Retail with the Hue – Urban plastic reduction in Central Vietnam project, funded by WWF-Norway (through WWF-Vietnam) and implemented by the Hue City People’s Committee, launched the 𝐍𝐨 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐁𝐚𝐠 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 program at GO! Huế.

Under this program, GO! Huế will refrain from providing plastic bags at checkout counters every Wednesday throughout July. The Hypermarket will also intensify communication efforts to promote the initiative and encourage Huế residents and tourists to actively participate in reducing plastic bag consumption.

𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 “𝐑𝐞𝐍𝐄𝐖” 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐜𝐨-𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐲

Central Retail has been committed to its role as a responsible retailer, actively promoting sustainable practices and reducing its environmental impact.

Central Retail’s commitment to environmental protection is further exemplified by its ReNEW strategy, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions (Re-), supporting community well-being (N-), promoting eco-friendly packaging (E-), and managing waste (W-), goes further with initiatives like promoting sustainable product sourcing, educating employees and customers on environmental protection, and implementing energy-efficient practices.

These actions demonstrate Central Retail’s dedication to building a cleaner and healthier environment for Vietnam.