View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Get Your Green Bags from Magrudy’s Bookshops

Don’t bother waiting for your supermarket to produce ‘green bags’ instead of the environmentally unfriendly plastic bags.

The best source of green bags in the UAE is Magrudy’s Bookshops.

Check out your nearest shop.

These bags (pictured) are generous in size, sturdy, stylish and they have comfortable handles.

This year Magrudy’s has produced green bags as part of their commitment to the national and international drive to reduce waste.

Their bags are made of 100% biodegradable jute.

They come in two sizes with the large ones costing Dh8.00 and the small ones Dh7.50.

To encourage care towards the environment Magrudy’s awards 10 points on a loyalty account each time people reuse the bags at their shops.

To discourage people from using paper they are charging Dh1.00 for each paper bag used and donating the proceeds to the Emirates Environmental Group.

Great bags. Great leadership.

Dr Geoff Pound