Thursday, 19 April 2007

Sainsbury's plastic bag ban...

If you are shopping at Sainsbury's on 27th April, don't expect the usual orange plastic carrier bags...

In a bid to encourage more of us to re-use more environmentally-friendly bags, Sainsbury's are banning the disposable carrier bags (of which they get through 1.6 billion a year) for a day, and instead will be handing out "Bags for Life" - normally 10p each - to customers.


Click on the picture to read more about it... and then tell us what you think... Why just one day? Will it work? Do you/your family already use re-useable bags?

On Wednesday next week, Sainsbury's will also be selling the much sought-after "I'm Not A Plastic Bag" bags, designed by Anya Hindmarch. Find out how to get your hands on one here.

2 comments:

Kayleigh Richter said...

When we went to Sainsbury's that Friday night we were given 'A bag for life' In a disposable plastic bag! :D What a hoot! We use the 'bags for life' they are much better than the disposable ones and we save the environment at the same time!! :D

geogtastic! said...

That's good to hear Kayleigh! (You didn't see any geography teachers walking into automatic doors that hadn't opened properly on that visit did you?!) My "bag for life" (that I paid for!) didn't last very long though... The jute bags they gave away with their organic produce a while back were good...

I was rather upset not to get one of the Anya Hindmarch bags though... (on my birthday as well...) Not seen Mr Picker using his yet!!!