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Ely accountancy firm to distribute jute bags to clients in support of city's plastic bag-free bid


By: Marketing Team Date: 21 January 2019
Category: Press Release,Partnership,Staff,Ely

The Ely office of chartered accountants and financial planners Lovewell Blake has become the latest local business to sign up to the city’s bid to become plastic bag-free.

Staff at Lovewell Blake’s Lynn Road office are set to distribute hundreds of re-useable jute shoulder bags to clients over the coming months.

The accountants had noticed many clients bringing in files and documents in plastic bags – so commissioned the large capacity jute bags to encourage them to make the switch from plastic.

“People always think of shops and supermarkets as being where plastic bag use takes place, but we believe that every business in Ely has a responsibility to help its customers phase out the use of plastic bags,” said Leigh Thurston, partner at the firm’s Ely office.

“Although our new bags are specially designed to carry folders and documents, we hope people will use them when they go shopping as well, cutting down still further on the need for single-use bags.”

Lovewell Blake, which has nine offices across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire has undertaken a number of initiatives over the past 18 months to reduce plastic usage, including issuing every member of staff with a water bottle in order to phase out single-use plastic cups at water coolers across the firm.

Ely announced in October that it was aiming to be the first city in the UK to be declared plastic bag-free.
 
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