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Co-op bag levy split between charities

Supermarket makes local donations

Supermarket chain Co-op has shown how charging for disposable plastic is paying dividends.

Five local organisations will receive a share of £22,000 raised from the sale of 5p single use carrier bags.

That accounts for around half a million sold.

The Manx government plans to rid the island of them entirely by 2021.

Without Wings, Ramsey Cottage Hospital League of Friends, 1st Laxey Scouts, Southern Aquatics Swimming for the Disabled, and Port Erin Men in Sheds will benefit.

John McNeill, who oversees operations at the Island's ten Co-op branches, says the company is 'reducing, reusing, recycling, and reinvesting' in the community.

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