Re-useable bags for charity shops save on plastic waste

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The Naturesave Trust have provided a grant towards Royal Trinity Hospice’s award-winning Sustainable 7 Project.

The grant has funded the purchase of 5,000 new bags for the charity retail team to use when moving donated stock from the retail HQ to 21 London-based charity shops. Switching from plastic bags to stronger, re-usable bags is one of the many steps the organisation are taking to become London’s answer to sustainable fashion. The new bags will help to avoid hundreds of bags being thrown away each year.

Nici Jibson, Trinity Merchandise Manager and one of the lead developers of the Sustainable 7 project said: 

“Securing the grant from Naturesave Trust was a big step forwards for this part of the project. We are currently sourcing the bags, sampling ones that we hope will be durable and able to withstand many journeys carrying preloved fashion to our shop floors. The financial pledge is a huge help to a project our customers are completely behind, thanks to the Trust.” 

Royal Trinity Hospice is a charity for south west and central London providing free specialist palliative and end of life care. You can learn more about their work here.