Correct waste disposal programs for our customers

We have programs that encourage consumer awareness regarding the correct disposal of waste, minimizing the environmental impacts of their actions. Learn about our initiatives:



Pão de Açúcar Unilever Recycling Stations – In a partnership with Unilever, since 2001,  Pão de Açúcar keeps in 94 stores, drop stops for voluntary delivery of recyclables, such as paper, plastic, metal, glass and used cooking oil.

Disposal of batteries – The project, developed in conjunction with the Brazilian Electric and Electronic Industry Association (Abinee), makes battery collectors available to consumers in all Pão de Açúcar, Extra and Compre Bem stores.

Light bulb disposal – Collectors of Reciclus, a GPA-partner company, are located in 79 stores.

Coffee pods disposal – Collectors for recycling coffee pods, in a partnership with Nestlé Dolce Gusto, are present in 49 Pão de Açúcar stores.

Disposal of Styrofoam® – In partnership with Plastivida, since 2019, GPA collects these materials in 17 Pão de Açúcar stores.

Medication disposal – Launched in a partnership with Laboratórios Eurofarma, the initiative targets consumer awareness as to the importance of correctly disposing of expired or unused drugs, in addition to sharp and cutting materials, such as needles and vials. The materials can be disposed in all Extra e Pão de Açúcar drugstores in the City of São Paulo.

Disposal of electronics – In Extra Hiper stores in the City of São Paulo and São Bernardo do Campo, we made electronics collectors available to customers for disposing of computers, mobile phones, printers, among others.


Learn more about the projects and the number of materials collected in the last year in the Annual Sustainability Report >