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Bag bank effort to reduce waste.

ALEADING city business is teaming-up with environmental campaigners to cut plastic waste and raise money for the homeless.

Dandy's Topsoil has designed a set of unique 'bag-banks' in an effort to increase recycling and the re-use of plastic bags across Chester.

The striking bag-banks are being offered to businesses and organisations across the city for the public to use.

People can put their surplus plastic bags in the special green boxes, and anyone that then needs a bag for their shopping can help themselves.

The idea is to encourage the re-use of shopping bags that may otherwise be thrown away after just one use.

Dandy's Topsoil has launched the initiative in partnership with the #Plastic-FreeChester campaign, which aims to get plastic-free accreditation for Chester with the environmental organisation, Surfers Against Sewage.

Adam Dandy, owner of Dandy's Topsoil, said: "We're passionately supporting the #PLASTICFREECHESTER campaign and it's already inspired us to make changes in our company to cut the amount of single-use plastic we get through.

"The bag-bank project takes this even further by helping other businesses and people in Chester cut their plastic use.

"Anyone can ask for a bag-bank for a donation of PS50 and all the profit goes to Share, which helps homeless people in the city," said Mr Dandy.

Dr Christian Dunn, one of the organisers of #PLASTICFREECHESTER, said: "Dandy's Topsoil are really leading the way in showing that single-use plastic doesn't have to be an inevitable part of business.

"And now with the bag-banks other businesses can get involved both in helping the planet and the city's homeless." ? If you would like to get a bag-bank contact Dandy's Topsoil by going to www.dandystopsoil.co.uk.

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Publication:The Chester Chronicle (Chester, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 6, 2018
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