Today (June 5) marks the World Environment Day initiated by the United Nation. Has enough been done to make sure the environment is safe for today and tomorrow? A collective effort could lead to the actualization of the kind of the environment we all want to see.
Non-recyclable plastic bags stand in the way of most environmental protection agencies from successfully achieving their goals of keeping the environment clean and safe. Some countries like South Africa, Congo Kenya and Rwanda within Africa have banned the disposal of plastics. And the results of their actions make these countries counted among the cleanness in the continent.
In honour of the day, South African retail company, Woolworths has commissioned a long-term plan to gradually introduced its customers to the use of recyclable bags. Meaning, the stores will gradually stop using the non-recyclable ones for business.
Read the announcement below:
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It's with great pride today, on World Environment Day, to announce that by 2022 all of our own-brand plastic packaging will be reusable and recyclable. PLUS we've committed to phasing out single-use plastic shopping bags by 2020. We know this has been an ongoing frustration for our customers and we are on a journey of zero packaging waste to landfill. Keep an eye on our Twitter page for more exciting commitments.
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