Just to let you know that some of us will be handing out leaflets outside Harringay Sainsbury's over the next few Saturdays, encouraging people to bring their own shopping bags and not accept free plastic bags. We are planning to be there as follows:
Saturday 1 December 10 - 12
Saturday 8 December 12 - 2
Saturday 15 December 10 - 12
If you would like to come along and join in, you are more than welcome! Phone Pat on 07985 620 103 for details.
Just in case you are not convinced of the need for this, here are a few facts to ponder:
Around the world, people use 1 million plastic bags every minute.
More than 500,000,000, 000 plastic bags are used every year.
At least 100,000 birds, whales, seals and turtles die every year after swallowing plastic bags.
Plastic bag litter kills people too: in India and Bangladesh, plastic bags have blocked drains, making floods much more lethal in the rainy season; in Africa, plastic bags trap water, encouraging malaria-carrying mosquitoes to breed ...
More info is available on www.plasticbagfree.com