It was just over one month ago when Brent Lindeque, South Africa’s Good Things Guy, approached retailer SPAR to pioneer the ‘Leave One Take One’ reusable shopping bag initiative which has now been implemented in over 60 stores nationwide. Now, retailer Woolworths has joined the trend, launching its ‘Bring a Bag, Take a Bag’ version.
Initiated by the Good Things Guy and SPAR, Brent hopes that other retailers will take up the mantle and follow suit. “I was initially disappointed that Woolies didn’t immediately take up the idea like SPAR did BUT it’s fantastic that they’re now also on board! Our reusable shopping bag problem will hopefully become a thing of the past very, very soon!”
Brent’s first post on the idea of retailers launching a ‘Take One, Leave One’ programme reached over 500,000 people. “It made me realise that a lot of South Africans had the same issue with their shopping bags as I do,” he says.
“I’m so pleased that Woolies has been so inspired – after months of telling us to “remember our bags” – that they are now also on board with this first of its kind retail experience and that they have similarly rolled out the wooden tree stands for consumers to add their bags to.”
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