Selkirk Will Be Plastic Bag Free
4th April at Midday, Selkirk in the Scottish
Borders will officially become Plastic Bag Free. Organisers
will be giving away free fair-trade, recycled, cotton shopping bags to
traders and shoppers as a gesture of thanks to the town for their positive
support of this initiative and for helping to make Selkirk the first
Plastic Bag Free town in Scotland.
advising shoppers and visitors that Selkirk is Plastic Bag Free will go
up in all of the participating shops and businesses around the Royal and
Ancient Burgh. The shopping bag and the poster have been printed in the
town’s traditional colours of true blue and scarlet.
Of the town’s
108 shops and businesses, only four premises have chosen not to participate
in the campaign. Organisers hope that in time they too will join this
swell of public concern and opinion.
Of the rest, another 12 shops have pledged their full support and will
provide environmentally friendly alternatives once their current stocks
of plastic bags have run out.
This means that over 96% of Selkirk’s traders are
committed to a Plastic Bag Free town.
its traders and shoppers should be rightly proud of this moment. We have
become the first Plastic Bag Free town in Scotland. Selkirk is leading
the way in the effort to respect the environment and look after our countryside.
In our small way we are making a difference.