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War on plastic: Liberty Two Degrees bans bags from malls

With over 20m shoppers frequenting the group’s malls per year, this could make a substantial difference.

The real estate investment trust (Reit), Liberty Two Degrees, plans to eradicate plastic shopping bags from all its malls by January 1, 2020. Amelia Beattie, the CEO of the Reit discusses the company’s net zero sustainability target strategy with Nompu Siziba.

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Give me a break. More green wash from another excessive carbon over-producer.

The heating and cooling for Sandton City alone makes the shopping bag thing pale into insignificance.

It’s better than nothing. It’s also about plastic specifically and not carbon in general.

STANLIB employ agents to get their CEO and the company’s name into the media once in a while and create and maintain a profile.

I suppose it is better than nothing, but they have not thought it through as a total entity – I mean the Liberty Group.

Forget about carbon. Plastic bags causes a lot of other problems. I think it is a good move to ban it.

Its a PR exercise.

Malls should also be recycling collection points. Drop off your glass and plastic and paper at a safe easy and clean place you go to anyways. There is money in it for them as well.

Good show. All malls in SA should do the same. Next ban all disposable coffee cups and plastic stir thingies.

I presume they have forgotten the massive theft of all items sans food that took place after the initial “ban” on plastic bags. Causing shops to have to provide bags for free for these items.

This should be country wise, not just a few malls. IT is really not that hard to use your bags again or buy a few reusable one. Human beings must be the laziest creatures the planet has ever seen.

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