Sustainability in Actions
Say Hi to Bio, Say No to Foam
Siam Makro Public Company Limited has followed the government’s goal to stop selling foam food packaging in all Makro stores by 2022 and encouraged restaurant operators to use biodegradable packaging. Under this project, Makro has selected eco-friendly packaging products for distribution. The company puts special emphasis on products in the biodegradable category which consists of more than 282 items made from bagasse, eucalyptus pulp and corn to substitute foam packaging. So far, such concept has been widely received by stores and restaurant operators who acknowledge the existing environmental problems. Consequently, the use of single-use foam food packaging decreased by more than 100 million pieces since the start of the project three years ago. Meanwhile, the use of biodegradable packaging by entrepreneurs have raised by more than 12%.