SAN ANTONIO, FEBRUARY 2011 – Super S Foods, a family owned supermarket business with 54 independent stores located in Central, West and South Texas, is rapidly leading the way in helping its market communities "Go Green!" From the fresh grocery products and environment –friendly household items it offers, to its own in-store recycling programs, Super S Foods takes its responsibility seriously.
"We’re doing our part to help the environment and helping our customers and communities ‘Go Green!’ This is very important to us," explains Alan Buxkemper, Executive Vice President. "The first step is to offer products throughout our stores that are better for families, the home, the office and environment. We are always looking to expand our line of ‘Green’ products. At the same time, we do our best to set a good example by supporting recycling programs within our stores and encouraging our customers to recycle at home.
In 2010, Super S Foods recycled over 3,224,000 pounds (1,612 tons) of corrugated cardboard packaging. The stores also collected and recycled 14 tons of plastics. These recycling efforts saved the equivalent of 27,418 forty foot pulp producing trees, 5,370 cubic yards of landfill space, 621,980 gallons of oil and 11,289,880 gallons of water. This represents a tremendous amount of materials that did not go into community landfills or end up as trash along our Texas highways. It also represents a significant amount of monetary savings for Super S Foods communities in not having to deal clean-up efforts.
Super S Foods offers reusable washable and tear-resistant canvas bags. Every time that you shop with your reusable bag, you’re helping make our community cleaner for the future and you’re saving money too. Those are two of the best reasons to ‘Go Green!’ by shopping Super S Foods.