DURBAN – The Shoprite Group will be rewarding customers for using their newly introduced “planet” bags in both Shoprite and Checkers stores.
The bags are made from 100 percent recycled and recyclable plastic, the bigger and stronger “planet” bags retail for R3 each. The reward is that every time a customer re-uses the bag, they get 50c off their grocery purchase. The newer bag is 70 microns and will last for many shopping trips.
Changing consumer behaviour by rewarding customers for re-using bags is an important part of the retailer’s efforts to cut down on plastic waste.
In 2013 the retailer became the first to introduce recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags in its Checkers stores. Now, these are available at all Checkers, Shoprite and Usave stores nationally.
Shoprite said "The Shoprite Group remains committed to changing consumer behaviour in its efforts to reduce plastic waste, and it is therefore rewarding customers for re-using their new “planet” shopping bags which were introduced about six weeks ago".