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Stylish Shoe Bags at Shwedagon Pagoda

February 17, 2016 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , , ,

Khiri Travel Myanmar has introduced an initiative to reduce the use of plastic bags in and around Shwedagon Pagoda. Instead of using plastic bags to carry shoes on the Pagoda premises, Khiri is promoting the use of an alternative bag with a modern Shan design. There is no longer a need to buy a plastic bag and throw it away after one short use. The new reusable bags are a sustainable option to reduce plastic waste.

Phoenix Association, an organization that supports the welfare, education and healthcare of people living with HIV produces the bags. Phoenix has introduced the use of the bags to the local vendors who are displaying them at their shops ready for sale. It is important to mention that Khiri Travel does not derive any financial benefits from this initiative. The motivation comes from Khiri’s conviction to replace waste with sustainable alternatives.

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This initiative is highly dependent on the support of all Yangon guides and travelers to use the new shoe bags. The feedback from tourists has been fantastic so far. The bag serves not only as a practical and sustainable tool, but also as a souvenir for your travelers to take back home. The plastic alternative has a more aesthetic appearance and contributes to waste reduction around the pagoda.

Therefore, Khiri Travel Myanmar would like to invite you to suggest the purchase of these bags to your valuable clients. We do not expect you to act as a sales person, but only to indicate the idea behind the bags and where to purchase them at the entrance of the eastern gate of the Shwedagon Pagoda.

For more information about sustainability and responsible tourism in tours to Yangon, Myanmar and Shwedagon Pagoda, please leave your contact information in the form below.

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