The campaign was launched a year ago with an event on the Subscription Rooms forecourt. Many town centre traders have signed the Stroud Charter pledging to reduce their use of plastic bags.
In the lead up to the event, Councillors Sheila Lisster and John Marjoram will be visiting the shops that signed up to the Charter to see what reflections they have on the use of plastic bags from a year ago. They will also speak to other businesses in Stroud and are planning to approach the supermarkets to see if there is a way that they could participate in the plastic bag free day.
Cllr Marjoram noted that many traders no longer automatically offer a bag to customers and that behaviour patterns had changed for many people.
On Saturday April 17th there will be representatives on the High Street selling reusable, hessian, Shop Local bags for just £1. The bags are also available from the Town Council office in London Road, as well as from Tony’s Butchers, Brilliant Disguise, Made in Stroud and many other outlets throughout the town.
Why not bring your own bag and join the Campaign?
Article placed online: 13th April 2010
Photo by Andy Read
Also online: Launch of Plastic Bag Free Town bid.