Monday, August 11, 2008

Reason for optimism?

Today's East Anglian Daily Times reports,
Plastic bags could soon become a thing of the past in Suffolk as councils and businesses work together to eliminate their use.
But is there cause for celebration yet?

The same report goes on...
Aldeburgh - No official campaign to reduce plastic bag usage.

Bury St Edmunds - “We are trying to encourage people to use plastic bags less but we recognise sometimes you just need one.”

Eye - The town council has not yet formally discussed the issue.

Felixstowe - “We are currently looking into schemes before the next town council meeting.”

Hadleigh - No measures currently in place by the town council.

Leiston - Self-regulation is working well.

Southwold - No policy on plastic bags is currently in place.

Sudbury - “... it is really down to the individual to economise and reuse bags.”
Maybe they could try harder?

For more on plastic bags, see the Abolish Plastic Bags website.

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