Recognizing the imminent threat of single-use plastics is to the environment, The Food Purveyor (TFP), the company that operates Village Grocer and Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G.), is taking proactive steps by targeting to be completely single-use plastic free by the end of year 2023.
Both Village Grocer and B.I.G. are launching a full range of multi-use eco-bags together with a 20 Sen “thank you” reward to customers each time they bring reusable bags to carry their purchases home. The “thank you” is paid out as 20 points from its BITES loyalty program. At the same time, TFP is converting all bakery packaging to recycled paper, reducing the amount of cling wrapped fruits and vegetables and trialing alternative produce packaging such as banana leaves, brown paper and cardboard boxes.
Over the next four years, TFP will be bringing in innovative solutions to convert single-use plastics to more sustainable packaging solutions. As TFP ushers in the new decade, it has plans to introduce more eco-friendly items into its stores such as reusable straws, tumblers and reusable mesh bags. The company also plans to actively facilitate other environmentally sustainable efforts such as recycling and composting.