In the wake of last month’s 5p plastic bag charge have you considered our innovative shopping trolley!

From last month shoppers are being charged 5p for every new plastic bag they use at large stores in England. Therefore have you considered getting our innovative shopping trolley with a built in seat and kerb/stair climber to help you with your shopping as well as allowing you to take a seat when needed?   Perfect for customers suffering from mobility issues and also saves on those shopping bag charges!

Why has the 5p plastic charge happened?

The number of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets in England in 2014 rose to 7.64 billion – 200 million more than in 2013.

Figures collected by waste-reduction body Wrap, on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), show that the figure has steadily increased for the past four years.

Campaigners argue that the bags blight streets, spoil the countryside, and damage wildlife, seas and coastline.

Over the next decade it hopes the charge will create:

  • £60m savings in litter clean-up costs
  • £13m in carbon savings

Where is the money going to?

Initially to the supermarkets. This is not a tax and the money raised by the levy will not go to the government.

Retailers will need to report to ministers about what they do with the money, and the government will publish this information each year.

Does the charge involve all plastic bags?

No – the charge applies only to shops or chains with 250 or more full-time employees. Plastic bags at airport shops or on board trains, planes or ships, will not be included, and neither will paper bags.

There are a few very other specific exemptions. You will not be charged for plastic bags if you’re buying:

  • live aquatic creatures in water
  • unwrapped blades, including axes, knives, and knife and razor blades
  • uncooked meat, poultry or fish
  • prescription medicine
  • unwrapped loose seeds, flowers, bulbs, corns, rhizomes – as in roots, stems and shoots, such as ginger – or goods contaminated by soil, like potatoes or plants
  • unwrapped ready-to-eat food for animal or human consumption – for example, chips, or food sold in containers not secure enough to prevent leakage during normal handling

More Than Mobility would like to support the world’s problem with plastic landfills by showing you this innovative shopping trolley we have for only £32.99.  A great way to visit events or do your shopping with a handy seat whenever needed.  No more struggling up kerbs or steps with heavy old fashioned shoppers as the clever triple wheel stair climber makes short work of steps and kerbs.    A perfect gift to yourself or even a present for a loved one this Christmas!

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

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