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Ely is aiming to be the first city in the country to be a plastic shopping bag free zone.
The tourist board Visit Ely wants everyone to use home-made 'borrow bags' - a reusable alternative made from recycled material.
In terms of making it a city-wide scheme Ely has an advantage because it's one of the smallest in the country.- with a population of only 20,000
Modbury in Devon became plastic free back in 2007 but Ely would be the first city-wide scheme. It has an advantage because it's one of the smallest in the country with a population of around 20,000 people.