Skip to content

STORES GIVEN UNTIL SPRING TO CUT PLASTIC BAGS BY 70%

July 31, 2008

 

This article has been brought to my attention.  Good news.

Supermarkets have been told they must slash the number of plastic carrier bags they give to customers by 70 per cent by next spring.

The Government has warned stores that a failure to do so voluntarily will trigger a change in the law to put an end to the distribution of free throwaway bags, dubbed ‘plastic poison’.

Firms would be required to charge for the bags – with money going to environmentally friendly good causes – in a drive to encourage customers to switch to reusable alternatives.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: