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The Embassy's Reusable Bag program has been expanded to San Pedro!!!!!
Last November, the Embassy launched an exciting initiative in Belmopan that focused on harnessing small public private partnerships to reduce the excessive use of plastic bags and improve the local environment. The initiative has been so popular in Belmopan that we have now expanded that program to San Pedro!
Super Buy, Save On Groceries Plus, and The Baker in San Pedro now offer a FIVE PERCENT DISCOUNT to customers who use a U.S. Embassy reusable grocery bag provided by the U.S. Embassy on select purchases. Just ask for a free U.S. Embassy reusable bag next time you visit one of these locations to make a purchase!!!
Other vendors and store owners in other parts of Belize should contact us at BelmopanPA@state.gov if they are interested in participating in this program as well!!!
Worldwide, the plastic bag pandemic is alarming — plastic bags are one of the most commonly found debris in coastal cleanups; a single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. Belize is a country largely dependent on eco and ocean tourism as a major contributor to its gross domestic product, and is littered with plastic bags not only along its coastlines, but throughout its cities and towns.
We are committed to make a difference in the Belizean community, one plastic bag at a time!
U.S. Embassy Belize