Despite the credit crunch, you have all been helping us raise plenty of money for the UPCC! We’ve continued with our efforts to encourage re-use of plastic carrier bags, and reduce waste from the business. We raised over £800 for the Under Privileged Children’s Charity (UPCC) in 2010!
Customers have been paying 5p for each carrier bag, or encouraged to re-use carrier bags. The grand total from in-store donation boxes, notice board and from sale of plastic carriers has come to a fantastic £885.98! Some of this has come from the proceeds of over 22,000 bags sold since we started donating the 5p charge for each bag to the UPCC!
The average plastic carrier bag is used for five minutes, but takes 500 years to decompose. – DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
Did you know that we continue to reduce our waste, by recycling cardboard and plastic? We have been saving tonnes from land fill by recycling these commonly discarded materials!
The Under Privileged Children’s Charity (UPCC) (Charity No. 1365577) is a local charity that provides aid for underprivileged children in Bristol and the surrounding areas.