Woolworths, along with partners Engen and Nampak launched a pilot project in October 2009, trialing recycling facilities at a number of Engen service stations in the greater Cape Town region. This initiative has allowed some Cape residents to enjoy the convenience of dropping off their glass, paper, plastic and cardboard waste for recycling, while filling up their vehicles or shopping at selected Woolworths Foodstops and Engen convenience shops. Woolworths extended the trial in October 2010, by introducing recycling facilities to additional stores across the Western Cape and at locations in the Eastern Cape. “We’re thrilled to have been able to expand this project. We know that our customers want to protect the environment. We are fully committed to making it as easy and convenient as possible for them to do so,” says Justin Smith, manager of Woolworths Good business journey. Woolworths is looking at the logistics of rolling-out recycling facilities nationally. “Plans are in place to roll-out a further 20 bins in the Gauteng region in the first half of 2011,” concludes Smith. Nampak collects the waste as part of its existing recycling routes and distribution networks and ensures it is recycled. Ends Editor’s notes Where to find the Woolworths recycling bins: Recycling units are located at the following Woolworths stores: Greenacres (PE), Walmer Park (PE), Steenburg (WC), George (George CBD), Old Bakery (Lakeside, WC), Waterstone Village (Somerset West, WC), Cobble Walk (WC) & Meadowridge Park & Shop (Meadowridge, WC). Recycling facilities are located at the following Engen and Woolworths foodstops in the Western Cape: Welgemoed, Meadowrigde, Sunset Beach, Edgemead, Tokai, Blackheath, Constantia and Stellenbosch, Sea Point and Regal Motors Kenilworth. Woolworths reminds customers to follow these simple recycling guidelines to ensure their waste is disposed of appropriately: • Rinse the glass, cans, and plastic containers before putting them into the recycling bins. This will ensure that your recyclables don't start to smell, and it decreases the contamination of the materials for recycling. • Squash plastic, tins and boxes prior to putting them in the relevant bin. In this way less space is taken up, and more material can be transported in one go, reducing transport costs and emissions. • Choose products that are reusable rather than disposable. • Choose products that have recyclable packaging rather than disposable packaging. Woolworths Good business journey is a comprehensive 5 year plan announced in April 2007. The programme incorporates a series of challenging targets and commitments centred on four key priorities: accelerating transformation; driving social development; enhancing Woolworths environmental focus and addressing climate change. It is Woolworths ongoing plan to make a difference in our communities our country and our world. Please visit www.woolworthsholdings.co.za for more information. Issued by: FD Media & Investor Relations For further information contact: Natasha Smuts 021 487 9000 / 072 149 1788 / natasha.smuts@fd.com Dani Cohen 021 487 9000 / 082 897 0443 / dani.cohen@fd.com