‘This is a landmark day for our community’: Woolworths Mossman

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IT'S a landmark day as Woolworths in Mossman has removed its single-use plastic bags and customers are now being encouraged to bring their own reusable bags.

The change has had broad support among shoppers, with a recent survey showing that three-quarters supporting the move to remove single-use plastic bags.

Woolworths Mossman Store Manager, Kiley Brown, said from the beginning, it was felt strongly that this was the right thing to do and it’s pleasing to see customers are behind the change as well.

“This is a landmark day for our community, to help support a greener future for Australia. We are proud to say that from now on, single-use plastic bags are gone from our store for good.

“What we’re trying to do with this change is encourage more customers to bring their own reusable bags when shopping, so we can prevent plastic bags from reaching our waterways and reduce the overall production of plastics.

“We know it may take some time for shoppers to form new habits, which is why we’ve been working hard to get the message out to local customers to remember to bring their own bags over the past few months.

“Putting ‘reusable bags’ at the top of your shopping list, keeping a couple in the car or leaving a post-it note on the fridge are some simple tricks that could work as a reminder,” she said.

Customers who forget to bring their own bags will have access to a range of new alternative shopping bag options; including a new 15 cent reusable bag which is made from at least 80% recycled plastic. There is also an emergency foldable bag and the Woolworths Bag for Good which is available for 99 cents.

“Our Bag for Good is an unprecedented offering for our customers when it comes to reusable bags. It costs 99 cents and when it gets damaged, we will replace it for free, no matter when they bought it from us,” said Brown.

But the ‘good’ doesn’t stop there. Any money made from the sale of the Woolworths Bag for Good will fund the Junior Landcare grants program, encouraging young Australians to play an active role in ensuring the sustainable future of their environment.

 

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