Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Bag Made Positive Impact: Union Coop
Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Department at Union Coop confirmed that consumers are happy with the decision to limit single-use plastic bags since its implementation on July 1, 2022.
Consumers are now using recyclable and environmentally friendly bags that can be used multiple times while making purchase.
The majority of consumers are buying high-quality, environmentally friendly and multi-use bags from Union Coop, which eliminates the need to buy single-use plastic bags for the supermarket itself, Dr. Al Bastaki said.
This is a testimony to the success of awareness campaigns by Union Coop to achieve the sustainable initiative. The company exhorted customers to avoid plastic bags, switch to a sustainable lifestyle and help protect the environment and its diversity.
The cooperative has provided alternatives with high quality environmental-friendly specifications, which are a group of paper bags at a price of $5.72 per 12 pieces approximately, and cloth bags at a price of 90 cents per bag.