FOR the observation of World Environment Day,
Massy Stores CEO Derek Winford will distribute reusable recyclable bags to the public tomorrow.
A media release said the distribution, which was in keeping with Massy’s thrust to “Get to Green,” will take place on
June 5 from 5-6 pm at Massy Stores, Maraval.
“The #LetsDoOurPart is part of a bigger initiative by Massy Stores to make persons more aware about the harmful effects of plastics and minimise its use as it adversely affects our environment and marine and wildlife,” the release
Massy Stores is looking at reducing the amount of plastic it uses in its stores, and obtains from suppliers. In a media statement last month on its plastic bag initiative, Massy Stores said proceeds from the 50-cent charge for each shopping bag will go towards funding environmental charities. The fee has already been put into effect at Massy Stores in Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent and Guyana, the statement said.
also a similar fee system for bags in the UK, where plastic bag usage has dropped by 93 per cent. The plastic shopping bag fee takes effect locally from July 4.
The initiative has been criticised on social media by some people, who regard it as a money-making venture.