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Sobeys Inc. diverts plastic from landfills with cutting-edge parking lot at Timberlea store opening

Today, Sobeys Inc. opened a brand-new store in Timberlea, Nova Scotia. The grand opening kicked off this morning, welcoming customers and the local community to a celebration that included the unveiling of one of Canada’s first parking lots paved using post-consumer plastics that have been diverted from local landfills. The amount of recycled plastics used in the mixture is the equivalent of more than 6 million plastic checkout bags. This innovative approach to plastics reduction and reuse follows the Company’s industry-leading commitment to remove plastic grocery bags from all Sobeys grocery stores by the end of January 2020, a change that will take 225 million plastic grocery bags out of circulation at Sobeys’ 255 locations across Canada each year.