Bags (plastic)

How to reduce, reuse or recycle plastic shopping bags.


  • Use your own shopping bags which can carry more and are sturdier.
  • Opt for a 'bag for life' that can be reused every time you go shopping. 


  • Where possible e.g. when shopping, use them for bike seat covers or as bin liners in your house etc.
  • Check if your local charity shop or second hand bookstore can reuse them.


  • Some large supermarkets offer a bag recycling service.