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November 16, 2009

Banchory is experiencing a problem with Academy students buying their lunches at our local Morrisons Supermarket and discarding the plastic bags along the road and around the parks before heading back to school.  The Council say that they are currently picking-up three large sacs of plastic rubbish every afternoon.

This is totally unacceptable.   I have arranged a meeting  to be held later this week with the Manager of the store, the chairman of the Banchory Community Council, a local Councillor and myself to discuss what can be done.  However, I realise that the actions the store can take are probably limited.  [I would like them to refuse to give students plastic bags and simply to expect the children to carry their purchases in their arms or in a backpack.]

I believe that the answer lies in educating the students and  have asked that all school children in and around Banchory are shown a number of photographs that I have recently come across which very powerfully illustrate the problems plastic bags can cause.


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