Every Little Helps…….

Groundwork, the lead partner in Saltscape,  has today been named as the administrators of a local community scheme funded by Tesco carrier bag charges.

From October 5th, customers at all large UK shops will be charged 5p for each single-use carrier bag they use during their shopping trip as part of a new Government scheme.  It’s thought that the charge will raise millions of pounds will be for good causes.

Based on statistics from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – where a bag charge already exists – Tesco anticipates plastic carrier bag use in England to drop by nearly 70% as a result.

Read more about Groundwork’s Involvement with the scheme here .

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