Robinson said it “bagless shopping” campaign had been a success and it was hoping to reduce plastic bag use by 30 per cent by the end of the year.
Anawat Sangkhasap, vice president at Robinson Public Company Limited, said: “Robinson moves forward in establishing itself as the environmentally concerned organisation. The company’s current environmental focus is to reduce the volume of plastic waste by promoting bagless shopping in June, the month of World Environment Day, every year.
“This year marks the 10th year of this annual activity, as we continue to encourage shoppers to change their behaviour by ‘refusing and reducing’ the use of plastic bags throughout June. The activity led to a decrease in the use of 130,000 bags.
“With this success, Robinson will continue the activity to reduce the use of plastic bags through the year. We invite all shoppers to ‘refuse and reduce’ turn to shopping with fabric bags instead. All shoppers who decline plastic bags will receive 10 1Card points at 47 branches nationwide. We anticipate a 30 per cent reduction in plastic bag use, compared to last year,” said Anawat.