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NST 24 Aug 2010 POOJA STANSLAS, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Often I tell cashiers to place the purchases in a big bag to avoid using too many plastic bags. As much as I try using recyclable bags, I admit it is difficult to remember making them a part of my shopping life.
Supermarket owners must actively contribute to preserving the environment, without being directed by politicians to act, in a socially responsible manner. I urge them to introduce paper bags. It would be welcomed by all and the cost easily covered by the huge profits they are making. Corporate capitalism demands capitalists to be ethical and help advance human development, and not merely be concerned with lining their pockets.
I urge the supermarkets and big malls to start the ball rolling now