Why do we use plastic carrier bags?
A few months before the government introduced the plastic bag charge we bought in our usual quantity of our high quality ‘bags for life’.
Previously these would have lasted us for around two years, but I am really pleased to say, that our plastic bag use has dropped by over 95%. This means that we are left with a residual stock of plastic bags and rather than send these to landfill and replace them with paper bags, we have decided to continue using these bags until they run out. Once they do, we will replace them with a paper bag instead!
Thank you to all of our customers who have been reusing our bags. Since the bag charge was introduced we have saved over half a million of our bags from going into landfill in Stamford and Rutland!
Where do our 10p carrier bag charges go?
When you buy a bag in one of our shops, ALL of the 10p carrier bag charge (plus a little more from us) goes to three fantastic charities that are very close to our hearts.
So far, with your help, we have raised over £7,250 for the three charities below: