Saturday, January 24, 2009

Rochdale's Bag Amnesty

From our UK office; it's not so much of an Amnesty as a Trade-in.

The Team at Rochdale Markets came up with an excellent innovation to ban-the-bag.

They found a great way to :

1) stop giving out new single-use plastic bags
2) get all those bags out of your kitchen cupboards

Customers called in to exchange their plastic bags for the chic, eco-friendly reusable bags produced by Bag People.

For every 100 plastic bags traded-in, each customer could choose a reusable bag.

Lined Market Bag
click on the bag to see a larger image

Boutique Shopper
click on the bag to see a larger image

Almost 2,000 plastic bags were collected over 2 days! Superdrug assistant manager, exchanged 1,000 Superdrug Plastic Bags & intends to give the reusable bags to their loyal customers.

Here's a news paper article from the local Rochdale paper.

Bags are also available for £1.50 each from Centre Management Offices.

Contact Bag People to find out what we can do for you.

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