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Meralco Chief Announces Total Ban on Smoking in Line with and Towards a Sustainable Living

Meralco strengthens it’s drive towards a healthy and sustainable living within it’s compound and the community around the Ortigas, Pasig building complex by introducing an eco-friendly weekend sustainable lifestyle marketplace, “The Good Store”.

Launch this Saturday, Feb. 29, the marketplace showcased a wide variety of healthy, eco-friendly, and sustainable products sold by SMEs promoting single use plastic alternatives, sustainably-farmed produce and food products for the conscious customers.

The day of the opening introduced people to retailers and products that are aligned with Meralco’s goal of reducing overall environmental impact. Sellers like The Igorot Crop, Zero Waste PH, Thai Vegan PH, Econest, Siklo Pilipinas, and also popular brands like Delimondo, participated in the initial salvo of “The Good Store”.

The launch also showcased sustainable fashion merchandise like jewelries and accessories from Copperazo and products representing nearby cities and provinces such as in Bacoor, Cavite presented by it’s City Mayor Lani Mercado.

What to Find In

The Good Store

Alternatives to everyday essentials

Organic and sustainably-farmed fruits and vegetables

Healthy food choices and plant-based alternatives

Sustainable fashion

In line with and towards a sustainable lifestyle and living, Meralco President and CEO, Atty. Ray C. Espinosa declared a total Ban on Smoking within all of the Meralco compounds, effective immediately.

We have banned smoking completely (starting March 1) so there would be no smoking in all of the Meralco facilities. Whether regular smoking, electronic cigarettes, and vaping. So that helps also in a very small way, probably in protecting our environment. We also want to inculcate a healthy lifestyle as part of our sustainability programs,” said Espinosa.

Moving forward, the marketplace will be open every first weekend of the month at the Open Parking Grounds of Lopez Building, Meralco Compound in Pasig City.

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