How It All Started
We were formed in early 2008 when a group of supporters
decided to work with the local traders with the aim of making
Crediton a Plastic Carrier Bag Free Town.
After 10 months of effort our campaign culminated in the launch
of Plastic Bag Free
Crediton in November 2008, with over 90% of the local
shops joining in. Our well publicised launch was marked by a
visit from Rebecca Hosking of Modbury, Britains first plastic bag
free town, to our celebrations. Then at the end of October 2009 we
celebrated our first anniversary by giving away 100 special,
environmentally friendly, Crediton jute bags in the town.
The Next Step?
The group has not forgotten these origins, and
will continue to pressure the town's chain stores to join local
shops in reducing plastic bag dependence. However the production
and disposal of waste is a huge and important environmental issue,
not just limited to carrier bags. As a result we have now broadened
our horizons to look at other waste related issues in our area.