‘Carry a bag, not a carrier bag’ message is spread
A TEAM of air cadets visited Sainsbury’s in Harborough to show shoppers plastic is not always fantastic when they gave out Morsbags at the store.
Morsbags are made from recycled fabric and offer an alternative to plastic carrier bags.
The day was organised by the environment group of Harborough Improvement Team who were helped by air cadets from Market Harborough 1084 Squadron.
The environment group was approached by Mel Wisher, community champion at Sainsbury’s, after it was noticed shoppers were making use of plastic bags more than before.
Cadets packed bags and gave people re-usable bags for free at the store.
The 120 recycled fabric bags were provided by HIT while Harborough District Council donated 220 cotton bags to help the push away from plastic.
Mary Danks, who helped organise the event last month, said the cadets looked smart and were sympathetic with their aims.
She said: “The main problem seems to be that people often forget to take their own bags with them into the store.
“We ask that they remember, ‘carry a bag, not carrier bag!’”
Later in the month the group took sewing machines to the store to show how simple the bag-making process is. About 60 bags were given away.
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