Cymot to introduce carrier bags made from 100% recycled material
Cymot Namibia will introduce new carrier bags made from 100% Namibian recycled material in all branches nationwide to a cost of 50 cents per bag, effective 1 August.
Gabriela Raith, Brand Consultant for Cymot this week said, the carrier bag manufactured by Plastic Packaging, is a thicker, stronger carrier bag which can be used more than once and can be recycled up to 10 times.
According to Raith the move was initiated not because plastic the problem but rather the behaviour of us humans with the use and treatment of plastic that has led to a global plastic crisis. She noted that charging for plastic carrier bags has been proven to increase awareness and a more conscious approach towards usage of plastic bags.
“Cymot is also very excited to launch a re-usable grocery shopping bag which will be for sale in all branches nationwide. We urge other Namibian companies to come on board with this initiative in order to protect our beautiful country & the environment,” Raith added.
Retailers in the country have now resorted to charge for plastic carrier bags in an effort to encourage responsible use of plastic,.In June retail chain store, Pick n Pay (PnP) started charging 50 cents per grocery plastic bag at all its stores across the country.
Caption: Gabriela Raith Brand Consultant for Cymot and Nico Du Plessis, Managing Director of Plastic Packaging.