Book bag scheme is one year old

PUBLISHED: 15:45 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:24 10 June 2010

THURSDAY, JULY 31: OVER 7,000 environmentally-friendly book bags have been sold across Devon libraries thanks to the 'Book Bag for Life' campaign. The plan, part of Devon County Council's 'Make Devon Greener' initiative, is celebrating a successful first anniversary of the

OVER 7,000 environmentally-friendly book bags have been sold across Devon libraries thanks to the 'Book Bag for Life' campaign.The plan, part of Devon County Council's 'Make Devon Greener' initiative, is celebrating a successful first anniversary of the jute book bag.Library staff no longer hand out new plastic bags, which would go straight to the landfill and take thousands of years to break down, but encourage people to upgrade to reusable bags.Councillor Sheila Hobden, Devon County Council (DCC) executive member for Culture, said: "This is a fantastic first year for the book bag campaign. "On behalf of the library service, I would like to thank everyone who has purchased a book bag so far and encourage all other visitors to think about investing in one."The jute book bags are available from all Devon libraries and cost £2.

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