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.

You Can Help

• 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

You can share your comments and ideas here on this blog - Keep it clean if not Green!

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Where Do You Think It Goes?

Plastic: Where do you think it goes?

Please watch our short film (it’ll only take 30 seconds)

Greener upon Thames wants YOU to help reduce plastic bag use in the UK.

Plastic bags last up to 1,000 years
Each person uses on average 20,000 plastic bags in their lifetime
Plastic bags do NOT biodegrade
They kill wildlife and marine life
They act like a sponge absorbing toxins and passing them into the food chain
The “Pacific Plastic Stew” - waste accumulating in the Pacific Ocean - is now six times the size of the UK
It is EASY to live without them – take a reusable bag with you

Back us in getting the new Government to ban or introduce a national levy on single use plastic bags.


Please watch our 30 second film, sign our petition at and forward this email on to your contacts.

THANKS SO MUCH – together we can do this!