To our valued customers,
We would like to take a moment to recognise the vibrant and informative ongoing dialogue that is happening online and throughout the nation with regards to our latest “Get to Green” initiative.
We aspire to International best practice and standards at all times. The implementation of a fee for plastic bags in groceries has produced fantastic results globally. A major example is in England, over a 9 month period after a similar fee system for bags was established, bag usage decreased by an astounding 93%.
In our case, customers forgetting to bring their reusable bags will be charged 50c for a stronger plastic bag which in itself can be reused. The proceeds from this will be used to fund environmental charities.
This initiative is just one of many measures we intend to implement for the purpose of creating a more sustainable country and region, as the initiative has also been put into effect at Massy Stores in Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent, and Guyana. We are also assessing other areas where we can do more to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our stores and obtain from our suppliers.
#LetsAllDoOurPart towards the use of reusable bags, be it with the new reusable bags that we will have on offer or your own reusable bags. With this in place, we hope that people consider moving away from plastic bags and any further excessive generation of waste.
To kick things off we have already given away 10,000 of our new reusable bags and we are excited about our soon to be announced FREE bag and Massy Points promotions.
We encourage you to stay in touch with us via our website and social media channels for more on this initiative and more positively impactful work we are doing in and around our communities everyday.
We thank you for your continued support as we move along the path to a better future.
Management & Staff