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Pres girls want to banish plastic bags

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 12:15pm
Pres girls want to banish plastic bags

Aoife O'Malley shows an eco-bag.

Pres girls want to banish plastic bags

Aoife O'Malley shows an eco-bag.

TRANSITION Year students from the Presentation College in Tuam have launched an environmental initiative to encourage shops and businesses in the town to move away entirely from using plastic bags.

The TY students have linked up with Tuam’s branch of the Eco Congregation group and have launched the “Enthusi-Plastic” campaign that is hoping to lobby business owners and shopkeepers in the town to stop using single-use plastics.

 Pupils from the Presentation College are this week visiting traders in the town with letters highlighting the benefits of switching away from offering plastic bags to their customers.

Aoife O’Malley, one of the lead campaigners behind the strategy, said: “We kind of knew there was a big problem in Tuam in relation to plastic bags in the town. You only have to look around and you can see them everywhere.”

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