Isle of Man News - POSTED Wed 18-07-2018

Plastic bag charge to benefit local community

by TH

Plastic bag charge to benefit local community - picture

Local groups on the Isle of Man are in line for a £22,000 boost thanks to the Co-op.

The retailer imposed a 5p charge for single use carrier bags on Monday as a way of curbing plastic waste.

Money raised from the sale of the bags will fund the Local Community Fund.

This will then be distributed amongst local causes including:

Without Wings - The Manx Autoimmune Arthritis Trust

Ramsey Cottage Hospital League of Friends

1st Laxey Scout Group

Southern Aquatics Swimming For The Disabled

Men In Sheds Port Erin.

There are 10 Co-op stores on the Isle of Man.

John McNeill is the Divisional Managing Director at the Co-op – he says: "Together with our members and customers, we are reducing, reusing, recycling and, reinvesting in our communities."

"Together with our members and customers, we are reducing, reusing, recycling and, reinvesting in our communities."

John McNeill, Divisional Managing Director

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