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Uniqlo Continues Its Eco-Friendly Initiative with Its New Sustainable Paper Shopping Bags

Part of the funds goes to non-profit organization, charity: water.

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Uniqlo Continues Its Eco-Friendly Initiative with Its New Sustainable Paper Shopping Bags

Part of the funds goes to non-profit organization, charity: water.

Back in July, Uniqlo announced that it would replace all its plastic bags with recycled paper in order to cut annual plastic usage by 85 percent by the end of 2020. As part of its eco-friendly initiative, the Japanese casual wear company has debuted a new sustainable paper shopping bag made of 40 percent post-consumer waste in conjunction with supporting non-profit organization, charity: water.

As of this moment, customers now have the option of bringing their own bag, purchasing Uniqlo’s popular “Eco Bag” for a rebate or purchasing a 40 percent post-consumer-waste paper bag for 10¢ USD. Half of the 10¢ USD charge will be donated to charity: water which will support their movement on bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Uniqlo’s U.S. CEO, Hiroshi Taki, said in a press release:

“We are proud that our new shopping bag initiative will not only help the environment but will help provide safe water to thousands of people in need in partnership with charity: water. Not only do we want our LifeWear product to improve the lives of those buying it, we want to be able to be part of solutions by offering options that bring positive contributions.”

If you find yourself shopping at a Uniqlo store near you, don’t forget to bring your own bag or contribute to the initiative by purchasing one of the brand’s “Eco Bags” which you can reuse during your next shopping spree.

In related news, Gucci has announced a new initiative and challenges other brands to sign the sustainability pact.

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