New figures show single use carrier bags cut by 48%
For all bags (including bags for life and reusable bags), the total weight in May 2009 was 4,740 tonnes. This compares to 8, 890 tonnes in May 2006 - a reduction of 47%.Participating retailers in the agreement are: Asda, Co-operative Group, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, Somerfield, Tesco and Waitrose.Dr Liz Goodwin, WRAP CEO said:"The overall 48% reduction in single use carrier bags by the participating retailers demonstrates the continued rate of progress in this area, despite falling just short of the target figure. WRAP will continue to work alongside industry to deliver further reductions.”
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