PICK n Pay Namibia, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, this month will charge 50 cents per grocery plastic bag at all its stores across the country.
PnP Namibia is currently running its ‘PLASTIC or PLANET’ campaign aimed at encouraging the responsible use of plastic, from which the decision to charge for plastic bags was born.
PnP Namibia Marketing Manager, Victoria Möller said that while plastic has a critical purpose in various industries, the behaviour of people with the use and treatment of plastics has led to the unfortunate impact it has on the planet today.
“Charging for plastic carrier bags has been proven to increase awareness amongst users and it is therefore important for PnP Namibia, as a caring Namibian entity, to play our part in raising awareness and sustaining our environment,” she said.
Möller further encourages customers to rather opt for the re-usable grocery shopping bags that are also available for purchase at any PnP store countywide.
A portion of the 50 cents paid for each plastic bag by customers will be donated to the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) in support of its educational awareness campaigns to promote the Reducing, Reusing and Recycling programs and activities.