Awarding Jacques Scott for going green

| 03/05/2018

Jacques Scott, Cayman News Service(Auntie): One of the CNS team went into a Jacques Scott the other day to buy a bottle of wine and the staff packed it into a paper bag. CNS was told their shops no longer use plastic bags as part of their efforts to be environmentally friendly. The company should be applauded for that change and so I am giving them our first Ask Auntie Green Award.

I know there are other stores that are working to reduce their non-biodegradable waste such as the supermarkets that charge for plastic bags. However, shoppers are still given the option of paying five cents for one and I have seen enough people requesting plastic bags to know that more needs to be done.

In the spirit of recognising similar green efforts to Jacques Scott’s as well encouraging other companies to do their part to help the environment, I am asking readers to let me know who else deserves an Auntie Green Award and why you are recommending them.

It is always nice to be able to share some good news.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If they are being so green, why don’t they have recycle bins on property? Since they have so much glass & cans would be a big help.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Last time I checked they weren’t doing anything about the bottles and cans they sell that are going to landfill

    If they were really green they would take back the bottle and cans like the Liquor/Beer stores in Canada. Just sayin!

  3. Ian says:

    I must say I was impressed my self when I went to dinner at Le Vele last night . They now have pasta straws

  4. Anonymous says:

    Years ago the stores always used paper bags, until the plastic bags came into use.

  5. Hard truth says:

    Blackbeards & Big Daddy’s uses reusable cloth bags. Paper bags only create a different environmental problem!

    • Anonymous says:

      Last week when I was in Blackbeard’s I was automatically “given” a plastic bag. I checked my receipt and saw I had been charged for it without being given the option to refuse. Not once have I been offered a cloth bag.

  6. Boggy Sound man says:

    That is total bulls$%#& as it was because the plastic bags were good bags but cost them money, so they went to cheaper paper bags. Problems is they have to double or even triple the paper bags due to the weight problem and next when the cold product hits the warm/hot air then all the condensation causes the paper bags to rip apart. It is just cutting costs for more executive bonus. This whole award smells of collusion.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great – paper bags! Now we will destroy more trees! How ’bout mandatory reuseable cloth bags?

  8. Anonymous says:

    It’s been like that for a bit. I’d think CNS staff would need a drink more than most. Or at least whoever has to read every comment for approval. ?

    CNS moderator: Yes!

  9. Anonymous says:

    They were always green, they sell Heineken!