Shops may be urged to drop plastic bag use

PUBLISHED: 15:40 11 October 2007 | UPDATED: 15:17 12 May 2010

Cllr F John Smith

Cllr F John Smith

PLANS to seek super-markets and shops to stop using plastic bag are expected to be discussed next month. Then Cllr F John Smith and North Herts District Council officers will be looking at the issue. Cllr Smith, the leader of council, said it would part o

PLANS to seek super-markets and shops to stop using plastic bag are expected to be discussed next month.

Then Cllr F John Smith and North Herts District Council officers will be looking at the issue.

Cllr Smith, the leader of council, said it would part of the district council's plans for "the greening of North Herts".

"We will be looking at the plastic bag situation and seeing whether there can be a reduction in their use," he said.

"It's all about the considerations we are giving to improving the environment," he said.

Cllr Smith, one of the councillors who represents the Royston Meridian ward, called for a public response last month on the question of reducing plastic bag use.

He said then that he was looking to make North Herts "a bag-free area".

"The use of stronger paper bags or fibre shopping bags would lead to a useful reduction in the generation of waste and to a tidier environment," he said.

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