Richmond-upon-Thames is Going Plastic-Free

Kew goes plastic-bag-freeRichmond traders and residents are campaigning to end the use of plastic bags for shopping in the borough.

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• Get a reusable shopping bag - you can buy one of the Greener Kew ones from a local trader if you need one
• Express your support for the campaign to local traders
• Encourage traders who haven't pledged yet to take part

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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Tesco Are At It Again

Tesco are claiming they will only hand out plastic bags to people who ask for one, but I was in there the other night and the guy had one ready before I was at the till.

I dont think they are really serious about it, just looking for publicity.


  1. Is it realistic to expect a business like Tesco to not offer plastic bags?? Tesco gets lots of non-local business from people visiting. I support the no bag policy, but let's face it, it's much easier for the local optician to forego bags than it is for a grocer.

  2. That is true, and they have not promised to stop giving out bags, only to ASK people if they want one,. But they are not doing this, they give them out without asking people. This is a failuyre to meet their own pledge that they made publicly to our group, and to my mind, this is wrong! They are getting a good deal of London publicity about how they are doing this, but its simply not true and we have privately had a few commments from people who have been angered by this.


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