Williams Industries distributing thousands of reusable bags
SHOPPERS CAN EXPECT to see more reusable bags at cash points in the near future.
This increase will result from an investment by Williams Industries and the work of Future Centre Trust.
Williams Industries’ Everick Eastmond presented 500 bags to programme coordinator at the trust Tracey Edwards on Wednesday at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall.
Eastmond said that the donation was a fraction of the 7 000 bags which cost his organisation $70 000.
Edwards told the media her organisation would officially start selling the reusable bags in April at a cost of $3 to $5.
“Reusable carrier bags reduce the amount of waste we dispose because they last longer [and] we are asking each and every one to think responsibly when you go shopping.”
“We do not just want to say, ‘do away with regular plastic bags, take a reusable shopping bag with you’, but we want to make that action a reality by facilitating the availability of quality re-usable bags and transferring them to shoppers,” she said.
Eastmond said the shopping bags would be distributed at Williams-owned properties across Barbados including H&B Hardware, Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre, Bridge Street Mall and Sky Mall.
“We are quite pleased today to present 500 bags to them so that they can also raise some revenue. The whole idea is so they can get them into the hands of people at retail points in Barbados,” he said. (TG)