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Cambridgeshire city hoping to become plastic free

Ely is hoping to become the first city in the UK to go totally plastic bag free.

It's joining the Morsbag scheme - which encourages people to make reusable bags from old fabric.

Shops and supermarkets there say they're backing the project.

"It would be great to say we have achieved that. We're not the size of Cambridge or Oxford so we have a relatively small, tight network of shopkeepers

Many have already switched to cloth and paper bags and Waitrose is committed to reducing single-use plastic too, so we are hoping the momentum builds."

– Tracey Harding, Visit Ely


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