Plastic bag usage down up to 80% since 5p charge was introduced

January 15, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Plastic bag usage has plummeted up to a staggering 80% in the three month period since the introduction of a 5p charge, according to three leading supermarkets. Morrisons and Tesco have reported a fall in demand of around 80% while Waitrose said shoppers were using 70% fewer bags. Andy Cummins, a spokesman for Break the Bag Habit which campaigned for the charge to be introduced, said: “This is great news. The reduction of the use […]

Work starts on neglected patch

March 19, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby Primary School is planning to create a nature land with the help of local businesses and groups. Year 3 and 4 pupils are looking to renovate the run-down area and build a sensory garden, a music area, a wildflower garden, a stage, a sculpture and outdoor story area whilst keeping the area wildlife friendly. With an overwhelming response from local shops and groups, work has begun as part of the students’ topic ‘Window on […]