Reducing the use of plastic bags in Penarth was one of the first projects tackled by GPG. After surveying local shops to assess usage, GPG ran a competition to design a local ‘bag for life’.
Alex Smith of Fairfield Primary School created the winning design. With a grant from Penarth Town Council, 600 bags were made. 300 were given to children who had taken part in the competition and the remainder sold at £1.50 each. There are still a few available from shops taking part in the Shop in Penarth scheme.