Free reusable bags for Haringey residents!

Swap your plastic carrier bags for reusable bags at the Veolia Haringey Education Centre this Friday

Veolia Haringey is offering all Haringey residents the chance to receive a reusable ‘Bag for Life’ in exchange for just five single-use plastic carrier bags.
This free bag giveaway is taking place in order to raise awareness of the forthcoming 5p charge per single-use plastic carrier bag that will have to be imposed by all large retailers on their customers following new Government legislation coming into force from Monday 5th October.
The event is taking place on Friday 18th September between 8.30am – 10.30am and 1.30pm – 3.30pm at the Veolia Haringey Education Centre, which is situated within the Reuse & Recycling Centre on Western Road, Wood Green N22 6UG.
There are 300 reusable bags to be given away which will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
Paul Peters, Veolia’s Senior Contracts Manager in Haringey, said: “With this new legislation coming in that will affect most Haringey residents, especially during this current financial climate where every penny counts, we are very pleased to be able to provide these free reusable bags to residents to show our commitment to supporting local communities.  We hope as many residents as possible take advantage of this offer.”
The plastic bags that will be collected will be used as part of an art installation being commissioned by the North London Waste Authority before being recycled.