Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Coast benefits from bag ban!

Drew Randall from IGA supermarket, Eric Street Cottesloe is pictured handing Frauke Chambers (CCA's secretary) three heavy tins of coins. This exchange was a result of Cottesloe (and Mosman Park) IGA stores phasing out single use plastic bags.
If customers forget their reusable bags and require a paper bag the store suggests they may like to put a coin in the tins provided. Cottesloe Coastcare is very pleased to receive the takings.

The sealed tins were duly delivered to the bank and we were amazed when the bank rang to let CCA know that the contents totalled $836! This is enough money to purchase 577 local provenance seedlings which will further enhance the Cottesloe foreshore.
Many thanks to Drew and IGA Cottesloe for this wonderful donation to the local environment.

Congratulations to IGA for the iniative to lessen the use of single use plastic bags. The shop used to hand out 8000 plastic bags per week and no doubt most of those were not reused.
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