Dubai, UAE:- on International Plastic Bag Free Day (IPBFD) — an annual global initiative that aims to eliminate the consumption of single-use plastic bags — Carrefour is calling on all shoppers to play their part in creating a greener, safer world by switching to environmentally-friendly reusable or eco bags.
While many shoppers have already made the change, some still struggle to put their sustainable shopping bags to good, eco-conscious use; often forgetting them at home when shopping.
With this in mind, Carrefour has put together a short list of helpful tips and tricks, offering some friendly advice on how to make the most of your reusable bags and ensure that you keep them front of mind whenever you decide to take a trip to the grocery store.
1 - Out of sight, out of mind
First and foremost, it is important to keep these bags in sight, storing them somewhere conspicuous so they stay front of mind when you are about to go shopping. You might, for instance, try hanging them on your kitchen or, better yet, front door.
2 - On the go
These bags are made to be taken with you. Wherever you go, they go. Why not stash one in your car, or keep one at work. Should you ever need to make a quick trip to the grocery store, you will always have one handy.
3 - Money well spent
Should you forget to take a reusable bag with you to the store, resist the temptation to use a single-use plastic bag. While it might be easier to simply fall back on the option of a free plastic bag, remember: the money spent on an eco- or reusable bag will go a long way to making your community a lot more sustainable. And if the thought of buying additional reusable bags seems a little indulgent, you could gift it to a friend or family member and help spread the word of sustainable living.
4 - Note to self
Adding a note — a quick reminder — at the end of your shopping list to grab your reusable bag before you head out the door and make your way to your local supermarket works wonders for many. Why not do the same? Assigning a family member to look after your reusable bags can also be very helpful, making these eco bags part of your family shopping routine.
5 - Dedicated counters for reusable bags
As part of its ongoing commitment to creating seamless shopping experiences, Carrefour offers priority service to customers using reusable bags across all hypermarkets in the region, through fully operational dedicated counters for reusable bags, which will save them time at the final stage of their shopping.
It is also recommended to wash Carrefour reusable bags and exchange them for free if they wear down, plus customers can get free SHARE points when shopping at Carrefour using reusable bags.