Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Plastic bag free day and Earth Hour - 28th March 2009




Two good causes on the same day.

If you are in Norwich following last year's successful Plastic Bag Free Day, the Norwich Carbon Reduction Trust is holding another event this Saturday 28th March 2009.

The Norwich Carbon Reduction Trust will be at the Forum to promote Plastic Bag Free Day, and urge shoppers to not use plastic carrier bags.


According to CRed, most plastic bags have on average a lifespan of 12 minutes and yet take over 400 years to degrade in landfill sites! Each year in the UK, 13 billion plastic bags used in a year in the United Kingdom.


So join the people of Norwich - both traders and shoppers – and support the NCRT in saying no to plastic bags on Friday 28th March – make that the day you start to use a bag for life and prolong the life of the earth.



On the same day it is Earth Hour, and we are encouraged to switch off our lights for 60 minutes from 8.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m.


We can all show that we care about the problem of climate change and choose to save one hour of electricity. Collectively we can make a huge difference to the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.

As the campaign says...



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