Phase II of Cayman BECOME's plastic bag reduction campaign run by the Corporate Green Team Network has started. Beginning Dec. 10 and every second Saturday of each month, local supermarkets will be completely plastic bag-free to further encourage customers to bring their own bags. Last year's Phase I proved to be an enormous success by reducing an estimated 12 million plastic bags being disposed of annually in Grand Cayman alone. Local supermarkets replaced their non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags with biodegradable alternatives. In addition, they started charging 5 cents per bag to reduce number of plastic bags ending up in the landfill.
The Corporate Green Team Network or CGTN, started in June 2009 when Deloitte partnered with the Sustainable Development Unit of the Department of Environment to promote eco awareness, sustainability and to implement environmental projects in the Cayman Islands. Their goal is to gain the support of residents and tourists alike to protect our environment.
Do your part in keeping our islands green and bring your own bags to the grocery store.