Market cutting down on plastic by wiping out single-use bags - The Leamington Observer

Market cutting down on plastic by wiping out single-use bags

Leamington Editorial 23rd Apr, 2018   0

MARKET-GOERS in the district will no longer be able to get a plastic bag with their purchases from June.

CJ’s Events Warwickshire, which runs a weekly Kenilworth market, Warwick charter market and monthly Leamington farmers market, is banning single-use plastic bags from June 1. Shoppers will need to have their own bags.

The firm is also looking to extend the ban to other products such as coffee cups and plastic tubs.

A spokesperson said: “It’s our aim to deliver more environmentally-friendly markets and events and this ban will soon extend to other products across all our markets and events within the district.

“We will work closely with all stakeholders involved to ensure alternative products can be sourced.”

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