Penistone Carry-a-Bag

In 2008 we ran a campaign to cut the number of one trip carrier bags being used in Penistone – Penistone-Carry-a-Bag .

This involved many people in the town: traders, children, retired people. Children made their own shopping bags from recycled curtains!  We received generous financial support from Penistone Town Council, Barnsley MBC, Penistone and District Community Partnership, Naturesave Trust and the Co-operative.  Local residents and Bansley MBC binmen helped us deliver 6,000 cloth shopping bags to every household in the district to encourage householders to cut out the one trip bag habit.