Vodacom South Africa bans plastic bags from stores

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | 09:53 CET | News
Vodacom has banned giving plastic bags to customers at its stores throughout South Africa and believes it is the first in the telecommunications industry to do so. With effect from 01 April, Vodacom has replaced plastic bags with brown paper bags, underlining its commitment to operating in a sustainable manner. This approach prioritises the reduction, reuse and recycling of materials and resources where disposal to landfill is the last option. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Vodacom South Africa
Countries: South Africa
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