Who is Pledging to go
Plastic free in
- Buckles Solicitors LLP
- Opportunity Peterborough
- Age Concern
Headmasters Hair Salon
- Yaxley Infant School
- Girl Guiding Cambridgeshire
- Peterborough Evening
- St Botolph’s
- Parnwell Community
- The average plastic bag is used for 20 minutes but takes 1000 years to decompose.
Other things you can do to go green…
Peterborough is striving towards becoming the UK's Environment Capital.
As part of this ambition, Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is launching the Get a Green Grip Peterborough campaign which aims to reduce the number of plastic bags used in the city.
We have ordered 5,000 natural cotton Get a Green Grip Peterborough reusable bags in a bid to encourage shoppers to swap plastic bags for sustainable alternatives. The bags have been handed out and decorated during the Green Festival 2008 (24th May – 8th June). There are still some available so get in contact if you would like to claim your own.
Get a Green Grip Peterborough has received fantastic support from a range of organisations within the within the city: Perkins, Peterborough City Council, The Queensgate Centre, Westgate Arcade, The Environment Agency, The Evening Telegraph, KJS Print and Mail, Royal Haskoning, The Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre Anglia, Greater Peterborough Partnership...
Adrian Talbot, Perkins' marketing communications services manager, said:
"Perkins is delighted to be supporting the Get a Green Grip campaign to encourage Peterborough residents to swap their plastic bags for a reusable alternative.
"As Peterborough strives to become the UK’s environmental capital, it’s vital that the city’s largest manufacturing business supports this ambition.
"In support of this campaign Perkins will be distributing 500 Get a Green Grip reusable bags to employees at the Peterborough site. Perkins will be encouraging employees to use their ‘green’ bags and get involved in environmental activities across the city.
"If businesses, residents and environmental groups work together then we can really make a difference to improve the local environment."
Phil Harker, Opportunity Peterborough director of technical operations and sustainability, comments: “We are fully supporting the ‘Get a Green Campaign’ and are encouraging the use of the bags by all members of our team. The campaign will have a fantastic long term effect within Peterborough in helping us to achieve our Environmental Capital aspirations, while reducing the city’s impact on the environment.”