'No Plastic Bag' Day
Every Saturday, we at Chang Jiang practise 'No Plastic Bag' day. It was my idea and I will always make sure that it's being carried out. But we actually only practise it until about 5pm. You will surely ask me why. Let me tell you. I usually go back in the evening and that's when my people at the counter will stop practising it totally.
Actually we provide boxes even though we discourage using plastic bags. Yet sometimes we need to use plastic bags for the elderly or those who demand plastic bags citing that they ride motorcycles/bicycles or walk.
Yesterday was Saturday and it was supposed to be a 'No Plastic Bag' day but mind you, my people didn't carry it out. Usually my boy would take out the boxes and start cutting them for the usage. But yesterday he was in Penang and I didn't go in the morning. When I was there after 12pm, I noticed that they were not using any boxes at all! Of course, I was pissed off. I just simply get those boxes and started cutting plenty for them. I asked, "Is it so difficult to get that done?"
Today is Sunday and I was in the shop as the boss had to attend a meeting. Since they used up so much plastic yesterday and we lacked certain plastic bags for today, I cut up boxes for usage. I wrote a notice on the white board:
'Today (Sunday): No Plastic Bag. Due to lack of plastic bags.
No complaints from the customers but they were surprise that we didn't provide plastic bags on Sunday too.
Yet we are still considerate. Not totally strict.
PS: we have been practising this since Jan 2011 and yet the objective is not totally achieved. Not many customers like to bring their own shopping bags.