sadly, all the supermarkets near us don’t sell blueberry preserve… just when we were both (me an Nina) craving for No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake… so yesterday I asked hubby to drive us (with Sati and Chico) to SM Hypermarket at Pasig. Just as expected, I found our supplies there along with other goodies that’s hard to find. I only bought one ecobag with me since I only planned on buying the ingredients I needed for our cheesecake. We end up buying more than what we should and was really worried on where to place it without having to use plastic.. Then I noticed, SM Hypermarket is actually following the Pasig City Ordinance on Plastic use.
Pasig City Ordinance Banning The Use Of Plastic
“An Ordinance banning the use of plastic/ styrofoam.”
We got 2 brown paper bags and one ecobag and a Holywood inspired scene:
That’s one of the most used scene on Hollywood movies and foreign TV series right? A mom carrying a brown paper bag with some parts of the veggies sticking out. cute di ba? hehe
Seriously, the use of brown paper bag is also damaging to the environment as production of papers need tree, the only good thing about it is, it is biodegradable and can be recycled to make into another paper.
But I wish supermarkets, specially SM, will encourage their shoppers to bring their own bags. Offering discounts does not seem to be that effective… for me, offering a freebie every time they shop with their own bag might be more encouraging.
Say, for a minimum purchase of 500 PhP, put your grocery on your own bag and get a chance to pick a prize. Prizes can range from pens and other small items that won’t hurt the pocket of the company. They can even use promotional items, pens with their logo on it, cheap mugs or even umbrellas for premium items.