Why is it so hard for retailers to do the right thing & provide 100% recyclable plastic shopping bags made from recycled plastic? So far only Checkers has!
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Billions of plastic shopping bags made & branded for retailers are used once, then dumped. Why don’t retailers to do the right thing & supply recyclable bags?
Retailers are the key to recyclable shopping bags with the power to set environmental standards in keeping with their recycling logos. Why don’t they?
As part of its Rethink the Bag initiative, the Two Oceans Aquarium ran a survey at a number of SPAR retailers in Cape Town. Waste Reduction – Far South volunteers ran the survey on behalf of Two Oceans at the Valyland SPAR in Fish Hoek. The results showed overwhelming support for re-useable shopping bags and […]
Recycle messages on plastic shopping bags are misleading. Most are not recycled due to an additive. Stop buying bags. Help call to ban non recyclables.
False Bay Recycling initiated a craft from recyclables initiative & is ready to market beautiful place mats, coasters, roses, wall hangings & African dolls.
Now you CAN identify plastic packaging and avoid non-recyclable plastic. The Plastic Packaging industry introduced a Plastic / Polymer Identity Code to make it easier to identify plastics.
Avoidance, Re- use and Upcycling are the new Green of Recycling with avoidance being the DARK Green. The options for new business based on used are stuff as wide as an entrepreneur’s imagination – but depend on us recycling rather than dumping. See a list of `recyclables’.
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