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British Virgin Islands: Green Bag Day

02/07/2012
Students handed reusable grocery bags during June’s Environment Month Green Matters Exposition at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park. Photo Mr. Ronnielle Frazer/GIS.

Students handed reusable grocery bags during June’s Environment Month Green Matters Exposition at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park. Photo Mr. Ronnielle Frazer/GIS.

“Green Bag Day is intended to heighten public awareness about the dangers of plastic bags and encourage the use of ‘green’ reusable bags that are an easy, safe and affordable replacement for grocery shopping”.

“This is the perfect time during Environment Month to remind everyone that a small change can make a big difference in reducing waste, saving money and driving sustainable choices in the Territory,” he expressed.

Speaking on the dangers of plastic bags, Mrs. Charlotte McDevitt, Director of Green VI, highlighted that plastic bags make up the highest percentage of litter found in the Virgin Islands and in burning they are known to release chemicals which can cause cancer.

“Plastic blocks drains, increase the risk of flooding and kill marine life through strangulation and ingestion,” she further added.

Volunteers of this initiative will be stationed at check out points of participating supermarkets to explain why reusable bags are much needed in sustaining the environment.
»‘Green Bag Day’ to raise public awareness on dangers of plastic bags

Photo of a banana bunch encased in a blue plas...

Photo of a banana bunch encased in a blue plastic bag, growing on a banana plantation on the island of St. Lucia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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