Plastic Bags

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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DaisyDaisy
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supermarkets

Post: # 31224Post DaisyDaisy
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:29 am

Shelle - excellent that the councils have an incentive!
Yesterday I wrote to 10 large shopping chains letting them know about the cornstarch bags & included a sample (reluctantly, mind! I like my bags) - I wonder what response I'll get !

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if you have too many plastic bags....

Post: # 31253Post DaisyDaisy
Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:39 am

you could knit yourself a reusable carryall:
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_needle ... 65,00.html

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Post: # 33248Post DaisyDaisy
Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:59 am

Well, the response so far from the supermarkets that I wrote to is that it is about 80% more expensive to use an alternative to whatever they currently use in their bags, so they won't be replacing them. So it really is a matter of encouraging everyone no to use them - and to continue to lead by example.

(just got back from France where no free plastic bags were offered at the checkou of the local supermarket, just the heavier/thicker re-use ones for sale)

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just made a short film about plastic bags!

Post: # 40384Post PeticaW
Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:16 pm

please watch it - you'll find it streams on www.connectedpictures.co.uk
(if you cant see it your browser flash thing needs updating!)
thanks!
Please watch my short film about plastic bags on www.connectedpictures.co.uk

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