Campaign against carrier bags

PUBLISHED: 12:37 24 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:42 10 June 2010

SLOGONED plastic bags were hung in THE town centre last weekend as part of a campaign by a green group to persuade Exmouth s shoppers to ditch the plastic carrier bag.

SLOGONED plastic bags were hung in THE town centre last weekend as part of a campaign by a green group to persuade Exmouth's shoppers to ditch the plastic carrier bag.

Transition town Exmouth are a group dedicated to finding ways of tackling the world's reliance on fossil fuels and looking at ways to counter global warming.

On Saturday plastic bags were hung in the trees bearing the messages "plastic bag?" and "no thanks" - suggesting to shoppers of how they might respond if offered a plastic bag in an Exmouth shop.

Roger Gibson of Creative Exmouth, part of Transition Town Exmouth said: "This is the second week of Transition Town Exmouth's latest message to shoppers about plastic bags.

"In the first week, blue plastic bags with big question marks on them were hung in trees in the car park adjacent to the Magnolia centre and in the Cafe Triangle in the Strand. This created quite a stir".

The next part of the campaign will be on Saturday September 12, which is 'National Bag-Free Day'.

TTE plans to highlight the many shops in Exmouth town centre that sell re-useable shopping bags.

Roger added: "Our idea is to put a kangaroo image in the window of every shop that sells re-useable bags.

"(We chose a)...kangaroo, because Mrs Kangaroo always takes her bag [pouch] with her when she shops-- and we will invite children to 'count the kangaroos'.

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