07 October 2008>
Green shoppers in Bargoed turned out in force last week to support a special recycling initiative in the town centre.
Local people had the opportunity to hand in their old plastic bags in exchange for a free reusable 'Bag for Life', which have been funded by Bargoed Chamber of Trade.
The 'Big Bag @ Bargoed' took place on Friday 3rd October at St Gwladys Car Park.
Over 1,400 carrier bags were handed in for recycling and well over 200 bags for life were issued to shoppers. In addition, 120 people signed a pledge to lead a Cleaner & Greener lifestyle in the future.
CCBC cabinet member for the environment, Cllr Lyn Ackerman, said, "We would like to thank all the residents for their efforts. It was very encouraging to see people of all ages do their bit for the environment and as a result of the success of this event similar 'enviro-events' are now being planned in other parts of the county borough in the near future. "
The council's recycling trailer was parked at the site with staff offering advice on recycling and composting as well as information on waste and energy saving services delivered by the council. A small team of artists, who have been working on the town's shutter painting programme, were also on hand to showcase some of their work.
The event was part of the "Tidy Towns -Tidy places" Welsh Assembly Government initiative
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