Beavers give ‘thumbs up’ to bags for life

Beavers from the 150th Sheffield (Wadsley Church) Scout Group on Worrall Way have given the thumbs up to ‘bags for life’ during a waste and recycling awareness ‘Waste Wise’ session organised by Veolia Environmental Services in partnership with Sheffield City Council.

Waste Awareness Officers Kate Townrow and Jane Westwood visited the group to talk about recycling and, in particular, the benefits to the environment on using a bag for life when shopping rather than a single use carrier bag. The session was the final stage for the Beavers in gaining their Environment Badges which were presented to them at the end of the session.
Marcia Black, Assistant Beaver Leader said: “The Beavers brought in their own unwanted plastic carrier bags from home and swapped them for one of our bags for life. They all pledged to use these bags instead and thought about ways in which they could all recycle more at home.”
Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene comments: “Shoppers in Sheffield were also able to swap their plastic carrier bags for a bag for life at an event in the city centre recently. Over 1,500 bags were collected and around 500 people pledged to stop using single use plastic carrier bags which are harmful to the environment and can take over 400 years to break down.”
 
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Kate Townrow
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