Get your charity bag for life before the 5p bag charge
PEOPLE in Somerset are invited to support a charity in the county and purchase a bag for life before the plastic bag charge comes in to force on October 5, 2015.
Online retailer Elsie & Fleur based in Bridgwater is stocking the bibic bag for life. Proceeds from the sale of each bag will be donated to the children’s charity based in Langport.
Rachel Doran, founder of online boutique www.elsieandfleur.co.uk, explained: “Carrier bag charges begin in England on October 5 as part of the policy to reduce waste. Large retailers will charge 5p for most single-use plastic carrier bags. We are encouraging people to support bibic and purchase one of its sturdy hessian bags from our website.
“The bibic bag for life is perfect for carrying shopping, welly boots or even recycling. A multipurpose bag for life. It has an iconic floral themed Union flag on both sides, which was designed by Rachel Skeet, who is a former student of Somerset College of Arts and Technology.”
The charity’s branding features on both ends of the bag and they were sponsored by First Edition Restaurant/Wine Bar located at Canary Wharf, London.
bibic bag for life – £5
H31cm x W35cm x D16cm. Handle drop is 27cm.
Elsie & Fleur was born out of a desire for people to be able to buy items that are often unique but don’t carry a hefty price tag. All the products are being sold to support micro businesses, run by kitchen table entrepreneurs and mumpreneurs, the economic lifeblood of Great Britain.
Its aim is to offer people the chance to buy unusual, handmade, yet affordable, items from the comfort of their own homes.
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