Shopping Bag Borrowing Scheme 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

To reduce litter, waste and use of resources, a shopping bag borrowing scheme has been set up on our BDI and Amenities project in Oxford for everyone on site to take a bag if they go out to buy lunch off-site.

A typical plastic bag weighs on average of 32.5 g with about 200g of carbon dioxide produced per bag.

Based on the number of operatives and forecast numbers of plastic bags used the following savings are calculated:

  • 98 bags reused per day would save 19.6 kg CO2;
  • At an average of 5p per bag, £4.90 would be saved a day;
  • For the duration of the project (16 months), we can predict savings of 9.4 tonnes of CO2 and £2,352.

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