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MARKS & SPENCERS JOIN THE GANG

February 28, 2008

Great news that Markies [as it is called up here] is going to start introducing a 5p charge for plastic carrier bags at their food outlets. No wonder, when they give away nearly 500 million bags a year! When will they make the charge store wide? Look at http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/consumer/caring/article.htmlin_article_id=431313&in_page_id=511&ct=5&in_page_id=511

I do hope all you have gone online and signed the petition in yesterday’s Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=519829&in_page_id=1770

Let’s not forget, though, that it is up to the customer to make a change. Stores would not need to have plastic bags if customers did not want them.

Yesterday morning I had a delightful morning talking with the children at Crathes Primary School. They were very supportive and asked some interesting questions. I am hoping that they will produce some colourful artwork which can go up in various shops around Banchory and, if the art work on their walls is anything to go by, I needn’t worry. They should certainly be eye-catching.

In the evening I spoke with a group of Home Start volunteers in the Banchory area. They do wonderful work helping families with very young children and, again, were totally supportive of the Banchory bags Campaign.

Good news on the funding front, too. So far we have received sponsorship from the North Banchory Company, Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace , PGL, The Mortgage + Property Centre, and Keep Scotland Beautiful. Thank you, to all of them. We are still waiting to hear from other potential sponsors and hope to do so very shortly.North_Banchory_Co[1]001003

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 29, 2008 9:32 am

    It’s about time someone took the lead, if the government is not going to do it. I am sick of hearing retailers say they don’t want to charge for bags because everyone else is giving them out for free…

  2. Christina Brown permalink*
    March 2, 2008 9:09 am

    Yes. I do agree, but it is up to us shoppers not to want bags.

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