What is a Green Bag?
The Green Bag is a reusable canvas
bag that will help you say NO to ugly plastic bags, be kind to the environment, and go green.
Plastic bags are used in all Georgian retail outlets, often when it's unnecessary. While they only serve a short term purpose carrying goods from shop to home, their lifespan can last anywhere between 15 and 1,000 years.
Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they photodegrade - breaking down into
smaller and smaller toxic particles, contaminating the soil and waterways.
The increasing number of plastic bags is a real tragedy for Tbilisi and
other urban areas. Most plastic bags either end up in land fill sites, frequently
serving as “lunch” for livestock; get burnt, exposing city residents to health dangers, or are just scattered around everywhere.
reduce the use of plastic bags, CENN launched the pilot project
"Discover Alternatives! Say NO to Plastic Bags!". This
campaign is the first attempt in
Georgia to speak out on the harm of plastic bags and to remind consumers of the alternatives.
We are promoting canvas bags as a comfortable and practical alternative to single use
plastic bags. You can make
your town a cleaner, nicer and healthier place to live just by being
fashionable and carrying your reusable canvas bag whenever you go shopping!
The Green Bag is a wonderful opportunity for you