Supermarket giant to ‘hide’ plastic bags
In a pilot study of six stores, Asda discovered removing carrier bags from view boosted use of reusable bags by 1,200 per cent, and cut use of the throwaway alternative by 40 per cent.
Now the chain has decided to start the scheme in all its 355 stores from 1 June.
Paul Kelly, the corporate affairs director, said: “We believe this is the best way to encourage them to change the habit of a lifetime and start reusing their bags instead. We can all do our bit for the environment this is about incentivising not penalising, saving the planet one bag at a time.”
The decision was announced at the Prince of Wales May Day Business Summit on climate change yesterd ray ban ay, which saw 1,600 business leaders meet to make pledges to address climate change.
They included 100 who gathered in Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, where the minister for climate change, Stewart Stevenson, said even though Scotland only produces about 0.15 per cent of global emissions, it should take the lead in tackling climate change. “We need to demonstrate leadership to the rest of the world to encourage other countries to tackle climate change, partly for our self preservation and partly through the moral imperative,” he said.
The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, speaking at the summit in London, said a technological revolution was needed to tackle climate change, which could create thousands of new British businesses.
Prince Charles said he was sure everyone is fed up with him going on about climate change but added: “Not so fed up as you will be by the voices of all the headless chickens as they come home to roost in the only trees left standing.”
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