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145 Woolworths stores are now plastic bag free

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Woolworths has announced that an additional 120 stores are now single-use plastic shopping bag free, increasing their single use plastic shopping bag free stores to 145 nationally.

Despite a challenging year with Covid-19 lockdown disruptions, Woolworths has continued rolling out its low-cost reusable bag to 120 additional stores as part of the retailer’s vision for a zero packaging waste to landfill and commitment to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags.

Feroz Koor, Woolworths Holdings Group Head of Sustainability says, “We are delighted to be able to take such a significant step forward in the removal of single-use plastic shopping bags from our stores, especially at a time when we have had so many supply uncertainties.  The local supplier of our low cost reusable bag has been severely impacted by Covid-19 lockdown disruptions, which has lost them 692 hours of production time over the last eight months. But over the last three months, they have been able to increase their production to enable us to now remove single-use plastic shopping bags from an additional 120 stores which is a substantial move to reaching our goal of removing all single-use plastic shopping bags from all of our stores.”

“Great to see Woolworths removing single-use plastic bags from these stores and taking on the task of educating their consumers about adopting more reuse actions in their daily lives and supporting local enterprises. Important for the consumer to also understand that these reusable bags need to be reused to carry groceries or repurposed multiple times and not only used once,” comments Lorren de Kock, WWF-SA Project Manager: Circular Plastics Economy

For a full list of Woolworths’ 145 stores which are single–use plastic shopping bag free, go to

Woolworths’ Single-use Plastic Shopping free stores:

Gauteng Stores

  • Moreleta Village 
  • Maroun Square 
  • Sandton City 
  • Nicolway 
  • Melrose Arch 
  • Rosebank 
  • Mooiriver Junction
  • Parkview Kimiad 
  • Eastgate Jhb 
  • Douglasdale Jhb
  • Blubird Centre Jhb
  • Morningside (The Wedge)
  • Hyde Park
  • Graystone
  • Morningside Shopping
  • Benmore Gardens
  • Cantebury Crossing
  • Bryanston
  • Blue Hills
  • Blackheath
  • Crowthorne Jhb
  • Bryan Park
  • Westways
  • Northcliff Jhb
  • Chilli Lane
  • Valley Centre Jhb
  • Summit Road Corp
  • Olivedale Jhb
  • Cedar Square
  • Town Square
  • Parkwood Jhb
  • Randsteam Jhb
  • Honeycrest Randpark
  • Monilith Krugersdorp
  • Grant Avenue
  • Blairgowrie
  • Greenside Jhb
  • Ferndale
  • South Downs Jhb
  • Woodbridge
  • Farrarmere
  • Bedford Square Jhb
  • East Rand Retail
  • Rynfield Square Jhb
  • Northmead Square Jhb
  • Norkem Square Jhb
  • Modderfontein
  • Parkrands
  • Olympus Village Pta
  • Lemon Tree Alberton
  • Edenmeadow
  • Silver Oaks
  • Faerie Glen
  • Lynwood Bridge
  • El Ridge Jhb
  • New Redruth Alberton
  • Bracken Gardens Jhb
  • Menlyn Maine
  • Nina Park
  • Gift Acres
  • Bedfordview
  • Columbine Sq
  • Atterbury
  • Sunward Park
  • The Club Waterkloof
  • Linksfield
  • Castle Walk
  • Green Valley
  • Castle Gate (new store opening end November 2020)

KwaZulu Natal Stores:

  • Delcairn 
  • Midlands Mall 
  • Lillies Quarter
  • Kensington Drive
  • Mc Keurtan Ave
  • Cascades Centre Pmb
  • Granada Centre Dbn
  • Howick
  • Hayfields
  • Sunningdale
  • Westville Mall
  • Mount Edgecombe
  • Windermere
  • Bulwer Road
  • Cowey Road
  • Amanzimtoti Cbd
  • Seadoone
  • Mt Richmore Salt Rock
  • Hilton
  • Woodburn KZN
  • Balito Lifestyle

Western Cape Stores:

  • Constantia Emporium 
  • Steenberg Village 
  • V&A Waterfront 
  • Hout Bay 
  • Pinelands 
  • Blue Route Mall 
  • Tyger Valley 
  • Canal Walk CT 
  • Plettenberg Bay 
  • Knysna Mall 
  • Cavendish Square (Food Market only)
  • Paarl Mall (Food Market only)
  • Table Bay Mall (Food Market only)
  • Constantia Village
  • Waterstone Somerset West
  • Palmyra Road
  • Gardens CT
  • Park & Shop
  • Big Bay
  • Fishhoek
  • Willowbridge
  • Capricorn Square
  • Old Bakery
  • Cobble Walk
  • Kloof Street CT
  • The Sanctuary
  • Colosseum CT
  • Paddocks
  • Laborie Centre Paarl
  • Okovango Crossing
  • Glen Garry
  • Parklands
  • Soneike
  • Laguna Mall
  • Foreshore
  • Wellington
  • Dean Street
  • Sunset Beach
  • Sir Lowry’s Pass
  • Franschhoek
  • Rondebosch
  • Camps Bay
  • Simonstown
  • Main Rd Kenilworth
  • Sitari CT
  • Richmond

Northern Cape Stores:

  • North Cape Mall


Eastern Cape Stores:

  • Walmer Park 
  • Access Park 
  • PE Gardens
  • Sunridge Village
  • Hibiscus Mall

Mpumalanga Stores:

  • Ilanga Nelspruit 
  • Riverside Nelspruit 
  • Nelspruit Crossing
  • White River Crossing
  • Ben Fleur

Free State Stores:

    • Langenhoven Park BFN
  • Preller Square Bloem



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