Sue Ryder in plastic bag move

Sue Ryder Care is to introduce an environmental scheme in all its shops that it says could save the charity £35,000 per year on plastic bags.

The Bring Our Bag Back Campaign has been running since June in the charity’s shops in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and has resulted in a 35 per cent reduction in plastic bag usage.

The charity is set to extend the scheme to its chain of shops across the UK, which spends £100,000 per year on plastic bags.

Kay Barnes, business development manager at Sue Ryder Care, said the savings could help the charity care for more people living with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and cancer.

“Any money we save as a result of the campaign will be ploughed straight back into delivering Sue Ryder Care’s specialist neurological and palliative care across the UK,” she said.

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