JOHANNESBURG - Retailer SPAR says it has launched the next stage of its Eastern Cape campaign against the use of plastic as it strengthens efforts to help clean up the environment.
Phase two includes R250,000 set aside for prizes which will be awarded to entities that come up with innovative ideas to make a difference, incoming SPAR Eastern Cape managing director Angelo Swartz, who will soon take over from Conrad Isaac, said at the launch in Port Elizabeth.
The campaign will kick off on Saturday with a promotion where SPAR customers will get a free paper bag for every 10 plastic bags they bring to a shop.
Since launching the campaign in April 2018, SPAR Eastern Cape has sold 4.3-million fewer plastic bags compared to the same period the previous year.
"We are going to stay committed to raising public awareness about the situation, not only by driving it through our products but also by telling people why they need to make a difference,” Swartz said.