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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Stripes LLC is paving the way to the future of truck stops through the recent installation of its first environmentally safe truck parking area in Refugio, Texas. The convenience store chain replaced its over-the-road truck parking lot with a new technology called TRUEGRID, a product made from post-consumer recycled polyolefin, which is environmentally safe and durable.
The new parking lot is a frontline solution to erosion control and storm water management. Stripes partnered with members of TRUEGRID and Refugio city officials to launch the new parking area for the betterment of the community and to improve the experience of Stripes' customers, the retailer said.
"We are proud to offer a sustainable solution to the city of Refugio and the members of our community. The new truck parking area is environmentally safe and controls erosion," stated Richard Sebastian, senior vice president of facilities for Stripes' parent company Susser Holdings Corp.
TRUEGRID is made from 100-percent recycled plastic and can be recycled itself. The parking lot gravel is made from post-recycled material and can support heavy vehicles.
The new parking area is now open for Stripes customers to use.
"It was wonderful working with Stripes on this new environmentally friendly parking lot project from start to finish," stated Refugio Mayor Joey Heard. "This is great for the Refugio community, and the parking lot is designed for longevity and sustainability."