The new 5p Government bag tax is now in full force.
But why pay it when you can have a Ride Republic canvas bag – for free? Just grab one from reception and rid yourself of the plastic peril.
Want some plastic bag facts? Here goes;
- Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide (Earth Policy Institute)
- Only 1 in 200 plastic bags in the UK are recycled (BBC)
- A single plastic bag can take up to 500 years to degrade (Measuring biodegradability, ScienceLearn.org)
- The amount of petroleum used to make a plastic bag would drive a car about 115 metres. (www.inspirationgreen.com)