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To help encourage behavioural change among customers, Woolworths is currently trialling a “bag share” initiative at four Cape Town stores. Photo: Garrin Lambley

Woolworths trials ‘bag share’ at these FOUR stores in Mzansi

To help encourage behavioural change among customers, Woolworths is currently trialling a “bag share” initiative at four Cape Town stores.

Woolworths

To help encourage behavioural change among customers, Woolworths is currently trialling a “bag share” initiative at four Cape Town stores. Photo: Garrin Lambley

To help encourage behavioural change among customers, Woolworths is currently trialling a “bag share” initiative at four Cape Town stores.

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The idea is to give customers the opportunity to drop off their excess reusable bags that are still in good condition for fellow customers – who have forgotten theirs – to use and return thereafter.

“The trial is currently running in our Constantia, Palmyra, St Johns Piazza and Majik Forest stores and should there be a favourable response, we will roll out to more stores upcountry,” the group said.

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Woolworths has removed plastic bags from all stores

Meanwhile, as reported by The South African website, Woolworths has confirmed that it has now removed single-use plastic shopping bags at ALL of its food stores in the country.

The announcement marks a key milestone in the South African retailer’s strategy of zero-packaging waste to landfill.

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According to BusinessTech, along with dropping all single-use plastic bags at its stores, the Woolworths strategy also includes the phasing out of unnecessary single-use plastics and for all packaging to be reusable and/or recyclable.

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Since announcing the strategy, the retailer has also removed single-use plastic straws, utensils, lollipop sticks and cotton bud stems, as well as made packaging improvements.

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