Sustainable Ottery to mark 'Plastic Bag Free Day'

AN environmentally friendly Ottery St Mary group hope to make their town a plastic bag free zone on today (September 12).

AN environmentally friendly Ottery St Mary group hope to make their town a plastic bag free zone on today (September 12).

Green-minded Sustainable Ottery (SO) residents have toiled away making long-life bags to mark the international 'Plastic Bag Free Day', and plan to hand them out for free.

"Let's have a plastic bag amnesty - swap your plastic bag for a long-lasting bag that you can keep in your pocket or handbag so you'll never need another plastic one again," said organiser Jill Dixon.

"These will be strong, good quality bags made from material that SO supporters no longer wanted and have donated to make into new bags by members. There will also be plenty of examples of alternatives bags on display that can usually be bought in shops in Ottery.