Supermarket chains should donate profits from sale of re-usable bags to the environment.

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I am calling for Coles, Woolworths, Big W and whoever joins in the no lightweight plastic bags revolution to donate the profit from the environmentally friendly bags they plan to introduce to environmental projects.

Woolworths currently gives out by their estimates 3.2 billion plastic bags per year according to their chief executive Brad Banducci.

We currently give out more than 3.2 billion lightweight plastic bags a year and hence can play a significant role in reducing overall plastic bag usage. Today’s commitment shows we are committed to taking our environmental and community responsibilities seriously.”[B. Banducci]     

Good on them for stopping these bags on environmental grounds. The bags are a menace and as a South Australian, I have been happily using re-usable bags for years already.

I want Woolworths, Coles and any other company, which is so environmentally conscious that they make people buy reusable bags, to donate the profit from those 15 cent bags – maybe 14 cents per bag to environmental rehabilitation.

Imagine – maybe 1 billion bags per year from Woolworths at 14 cents, is 140 million dollars from Woolworths alone to Trees For Life or other environmental causes!!! Multiply that by 3 for other environmentally friendly stores they can make a real difference.

If they do not do this, as is the case in South Australia, NT and ACT, it adds that profit to their bottom line.

Are they willing to put the environment first or is this just a cash grab at 15cents a time? Please sign this petition for

Bradford Banducci, CEO Woolworths,

John Durkan CEO Coles,

David Walker CEO Big W

Marc Herbinger, CEO Aldi.

 



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