Every year hundreds of thousands of animals and birds are killed and injured by plastic bags. A plastic bag is used on average for only 12 minutes, yet its legacy can last several lifetimes. Every year in the UK we use 10 billion plastic bags a year- that is 167 per person – most of which are thrown away after just one use.
Most bags will end up in landfill sites, but many will clutter up our waterways, seas and landscape, causing untold harm to wildlife. The answer lies in your hands – simply refuse to accept any more plastic bags and carry your own stock of reusable bags with you when you go shopping.
So, make a difference and enter this competition to win a set of 5 organic cotton reusable string shopping bags, worth £24.75 from www.reusablebagco.co.uk. These fairly traded organic cotton string bags fold up really small to fit into your handbag yet expand to carry the most huge amount of shopping. And they save you money in the long run – no more having to pay for plastic bags at the checkout. The wide handles are much kinder on the hand when carrying heavy loads than supermarket bags.
To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October with BAG COMP in the email title. For more competitions sign up for the ACPR newsletter, packed with ideas for enterpreneurs and anyone looking for flexible work.
Want to make sure of your set of reusable carrier bags? Looking for an alternative Christmas present? Visit www.reusablebagco.co.uk.
Then make the most of the discount code and bag yourself 10% off your first order – simply use code First10 when checking out.
And remember – all prices include postage and packaging to the UK so no nasty surprises when you get to the checkout.