Shops go green

Retailers are taking the lead in making shopping a sustainable activity

For many, a branded shopping bag is part of the bragging rights earned when making a purchase. One might even argue that toting your new buys in the crook of your arms is the highlight of the physical shopping experience.

So how many would actually decline a shopping bag in the name of sustainability? Enough if incentivised, according to Ion Orchard. From now till the end of the year, the luxury mall is rewarding its shoppers with Green Points if they refuse shopping bags and disposable food containers when making a purchase.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2021, with the headline 'Shops go green'. Subscribe