Let’s start discussing ban on plastic bags

YOUR readers have no doubt seen mentions of places where the plastic bags that are used with such abandon by supermarkets and other traders have been banned, usually as part of a joint exercise by shops, the public, and local councils to embrace a greener

YOUR readers have no doubt seen mentions of places where the plastic bags that are used with such abandon by supermarkets and other traders have been banned, usually as part of a joint exercise by shops, the public, and local councils to embrace a greener and tidier lifestyle.

I am minded to encourage North Herts District Council to undertake approaches to interested parties in our district to make it a bag-free area, but I thought that it might be sensible to invite preliminary comments now from whoever feels disposed to contact me at this stage.

People and businesses can write to me care of the district council offices.

My personal view is that the use of stronger paper bags or of fibre shopping bags would lead to a useful reduction in the generation of waste and to a tidier environment.

Do the people of Royston and its surrounding area agree?

F JOHN SMITH

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Leader of the Council

North Herts District Council

Gernon Road

Letchworth SG6 3JF