INSPIRED by Turn Lyme Green’s campaign to reduce the use of plastics, a group of local volunteers have made unbleached cotton muslin fruit and vegetable bags to carry when shopping.
Using ‘Freggies’, shoppers can refuse to use the plastic bags or packaging offered in shops and reuse their own instead.
Freggies are re-useable, washable, light-weight and strong. Small bags hold up to eight apples, large bags up to 3kg of potatoes, and there is a carry bag to hold them all on the shopping trolley.
Local supermarkets and farm shops have give a very positive response to the use of the bags.
Bag designer Liz Davis said: “Seeing the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ was so shocking that I wanted to try to find ways to use less plastic. The muslin bags can be used and re-used. I am much happier not having fruit and vegetables covered in plastic.”
Freggies will be available at two events during the Bridport Green Fortnight (April 14 to 28) – at the launch event on Saturday, April 14 from 7.30pm at Bridport Town Hall (free entrance and inspiring talks on reducing plastic), and at Buckydoo Square on Wednesday, April 25 from 10am.
Instructions are also be available for those who would prefer to make their own bag.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the Plastic Free Lyme Regis campaign or instructions on how to make your own bags.
You can also find out more by reading the Turn Lyme Green blog.