Massy Stores Chief Executive Officer Derek Winford continued the distribution of reusable bags to members of the public at the Gulf View and St. Augustine Stores on Friday and Monday respectively.
The reusable bags are part of Massy Stores’ thrust to “Get to Green” which limits the number of plastic in usage at its grocery chain across the region.
Hundreds of reusable bags from Massy Stores were distributed to motorists and pedestrians by Massy Stores’ Chief Executive Officer, Derek Winford at Massy Stores, Maraval during the peak drive time period on Tuesday - World Environment Day.
The reusable bags are part of Massy Stores thrust to “Get to Green” which limits the amount of plastic in usage at its grocery chain across the region.
The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) is applauding the initiative by Massy Stores to reduce the use of plastic bags.
SWMCOL issued a statement Tuesday saying that as it continues to encourage citizens to “Get into Green” by adopting everyday practices that redound to the benefit of our beautiful island environment, "we applaud Massy Stores’ recently launched initiative to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags".
The Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) is applauding the move by Massy Stores to encourage citizens to go green by using reusable shopping bags.
Massy Stores made the announcement last week, stating, as part of the initiatives, that customers will have to now pay for plastic bags.
SWMCOL issued the following statement today:
The group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) is commending Massy Stores for the move to promote zero tolerance on plastic bags.
FFOS says the decision is going to help significantly with the environment.
The following is a statement issued by the group on Friday.
"Massy Stores must be commended for taking the lead in promoting zero tolerance for plastic bags.
The Bumble Bee Foods has issued a recall for thousands of cans of tuna in the US due to a potential health threat if consumed.
However, none of the contaminated cans were shipped to T&T.
This confirmation was given today by brand manager for Massy Distribution Terri Ramkissoon.
Massy Distribution is the company responsible for distributing the product.
“We did our thorough investigations, and none of the products were shipped to Trinidad and Tobago,” Ramkissoon confirmed in a telephone interview today.
Massy Stores is sending home 70 workers from its Barbados branch of stores, according to an article published in the Barbados Today newspaper.
The figure represents a reduction from the 190 workers initially targetted.
The consultant to the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) Sir Roy Trotman, made the disclosure Sunday afternoon shortly after meeting with over 100 Massy workers for two hours at the union’s Solidarity House headquarters.