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 […]

Fears for retail as Focus DIY eyes administration

May 4, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

Home improvements chain Focus DIY is set to appoint administrators, which could have potential ramifications for DIYers in the area. News agency Reuters has reported that the home improvements chain Focus DIY is set to appoint administrators, putting nearly 4,000 jobs at risk and adding to fears of a fresh wave of retail failures amid sluggish consumer spending and rising costs. Focus DIY, majority-owned by private equity firm Cerberus, said on Wednesday it was seeking […]