'One Million Plastic Bag Challenge' has been taken up by fuel service stations in an effort to reduce one million plastic bags in 12 months.
Seventy-five fuel service stations have decided to charge $0.10 cents on single use plastic bags taking up a collective challenge to further ask customers to bring a bag or hand carry purchases to the car to mark the progressive introduction of the plastic bag levy.
Fiji Fuel Retailers Association secretary John Philp said "FFRA has invested in an awareness program including posters and counter signage that will encourage our customers to join in our challenge to reduce one million plastic bags in 12 months. Service station attendants will be our champions by challenging customers to join our commitment to reduce the number of plastic bags used in our country annually."
Over 170,000 licensed drivers were being targeted by the fuel retailers including walk in customers who use the convenience stores located at fuel service stations. Source: Fiji Times PWKD28072017