Phuket students' artwork will adorn Tesco shopping bags
In a drive to reduce the use of plastic bags on the island, Tesco Lotus is producing 30,000 new cotton bags for shoppers in Phuket, which will be printed with artwork created by a local primary student.
Friday 16 December 2011, 05:43PM
Tesco Lotus organised a drawing and painting contest for 32 students at The Metropole Hotel, Phuket on December 14. Tesco Lotus Senior Corporate Affairs Manager Charkrit Direkwattanachai will choose a winning design and display the masterpiece at their Thalang branch. The printed cotton bags, worth B1.2million will be produced to support Phuket’s plastic bag campaign, and will also be available for sale in branches nationwide.
Tesco Lotus Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, Charkrit Direkwattanachai said, “The 30,000 cotton bags will be handed out to shoppers around Phuket at the beginning of next year, however, people can come shopping to any of our branches in Phuket with any cotton bag they have and we will reward them with double green points.”
Mr Charkrit added, “We are preparing to improve equipment which supports the transition of plastic bags to cotton bags at the cashier check points. The pilot project will start at two check points at the Thalang branch around early next year.”