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 […]

Census 2011 Forms Are On Their Way

March 7, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

Census questionnaires will begin dropping through people’s letterboxes from tomorrow (Tuesday March 8) in one of the biggest single mailouts the Royal Mail has handled.  The distinctive purple and white envelopes begin their journey to around 26 million households in England and Wales today (Monday March 7). By census day on March 27 every household will have one. 2011 Census Director Glen Watson said: “People should look out for the purple and white envelope landing […]