It makes sense that Sobeys is trying out new sustainability ideas in Nova Scotia like the plastic-paved car lot at the new Timberlea location.

Sobeys is headquartered in Nova Scotia, where the provincial government has passed legislation that bans single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and other retailers in the province. 

Even though that law won’t fully come into effect until October 2020, Sobeys is already ahead of the curve with its reusable bags and now this unique undertaking.

On November 28, Sobeys opened a new store in Timberlea, Nova Scotia that has one of the first plastic-paved parking lots in Canada.

This parking lot is one of the first in the country to use post-consumer plastics that have been diverted from local landfills.

In the mixture used, the amount of recycled plastics is equivalent to more than six million plastic checkout bags.

“The post-consumer plastics parking lot and picnic bench out front, is one more way we are doing our part to integrate sustainability and innovation into our business. Projects like this represent the changes we all want to see – reduced single-use plastics, more reuse, and increased recycling of plastic waste,” said Vittoria Varalli, vice president of sustainability with Sobeys Inc., in a news release.

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