New dog dirt rules will fine owners for not carrying a poo bag

December 1, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Dog owners in Boston have been warned they could face a fine of £100 if they aren’t carrying a plastic bag to clean up after their pet. The borough council has already introduced new legislation – but no one caught breaking the rules will be fined until February 1. And the authority says it has plenty of free dog poo bags available from it’s offices or in the town’s Central Park. Councillor Michael Brookes, cabinet […]

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 […]