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5000 Shopping Bags To Replace Plastics

5000 Shopping Bags To Replace Plastics
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with members of Ba Women’s Forum following the launch of reusable cloth shopping bags at RB Patel Centerpoint, Laucala Beach on August 1, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar
August 02
11:00 2017

The Ba Women’s Forum yesterday delivered more than 5000 reusable shopping bags as an alternative to using plastics for shopping

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while launching the ‘plastic bag levy and reusable shopping bags to replace plastic bags’ at RB Patel Centerpoint in Laucala Beach, said it would be an alternative to using plastic bags.

Mr Bainimarama also handed a cheque of more than $13,000 to the women’s forum for the reusable bags.

Women forum president Dr Maria Doton said the forum was made of 64 clubs from within Ba consisting of more than 800 women.

RB Patel Group Chief Operating Officer, Deepak Rathod said it was high time that people should start protecting the environment and use reusable bags.

Fijian Holdings Limited Group chief executive officer and RB Patel Group Limited director, Nouzab Fareed said they had made a commitment to continue purchasing the bags from Ba Women’s Forum and the sale of plastics bag at their supermarkets would be reduced.

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism would ensure the bags were of high quality to qualify under the Fijian Made brand.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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