Collect your jute bag now!

3:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2008

ALL the winners in our jute bag competition have now been chosen – but we’ve still got plenty to give away!

Pledge total tops 1,500

Somerset County Gazette: The Somerset Green Family jute bag

2:31pm Tuesday 30th September 2008

THE number of people joining the County Gazette’s crusade against plastic bag waste has topped 1,500!

All shapes and sizes

Somerset County Gazette: Pictured are the Somerset County Quilters with their bags

12:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2008

READERS of the County Gazette have joined TWO of the County Gazette’s campaigns in one go!

500 bags on the streets

Somerset County Gazette: The Somerset Green Family jute bag

9:33am Thursday 21st August 2008

THE County Gazette has now given away 500 of our limited edition jute bags.

This week's jute winners

Somerset County Gazette: The Somerset Green Family jute bag

9:43am Thursday 10th July 2008

THIS week's jute bag winners have been announced.

675 make the pledge

Somerset County Gazette:

10:08am Saturday 5th July 2008

A MASSIVE 675 people have pledged to reduce their plastic bag usage.

Campaign sponsor's commitment

Somerset County Gazette: Richard Brooks

10:05am Friday 4th July 2008

TAUNTON'S United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, the main sponsor of the County Gazette's jute bags campaign, has this week publicly committed to the development and continual training of its workforce.

Campaign gets key backing

Somerset County Gazette: Mark Blaker, of Somerset Waste Partnership surveys a plastic bag mountain

3:54pm Thursday 3rd July 2008

THE Somerset Waste Partnership has this week added its weight to the County Gazette's jute bags campaign.

This week's jute winners

Somerset County Gazette: The Somerset Green Family jute bag

9:41am Thursday 3rd July 2008

HERE is a list of this week's jute bag winners.

More pledgers sign up!

Somerset County Gazette:

8:58am Friday 27th June 2008

WELL over 500 people have now pledged to reduce their carrier bag usage as part of our jute bags campaign.

This week's winners

Somerset County Gazette: The Somerset Green Family jute bag

12:52pm Thursday 26th June 2008

THE 50 winners in this week's jute bags giveaway are ...

We're over 500!

Somerset County Gazette: Beth Rowsell models our jute bag

8:49am Thursday 26th June 2008

THE number of people who have joined the County Gazette's jute bags campaign has passed the 500 mark.

Backing from town centre bosses

Somerset County Gazette: Dennis King

7:35am Friday 20th June 2008

TOWN centre bosses have been adding their support to the County Gazette's jute bags campaign.

Pledge total tops 400!

Somerset County Gazette:

3:29pm Thursday 19th June 2008

OVER 400 people have pledged to change their shopping habits for the greener!

50 lucky winners

Somerset County Gazette: The Somerset Green Family jute bag

9:16am Thursday 19th June 2008

FIFTY people have won themselves a jute bag, just by promising to be greener in their shopping habits.

Eco Wardens get goody bags

Somerset County Gazette: Eco Wardens with the Somerset Green Family jute bags

11:26am Tuesday 17th June 2008

ECO-FRIENDLY staff at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office in Taunton are proudly using limited edition jute bags in a bid to reduce their use of plastic carrier bags.

Green task force on duty

Somerset County Gazette: Pictured are the UKHO's Green Wardens

3:08pm Sunday 15th June 2008

A TEAM of 'Green Wardens' is now on duty at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office to help promote recycling and encourage staff to adopt environmentally friendly measures.

Eco Hydro bonus

Somerset County Gazette: Richard Brooks

9:52am Saturday 14th June 2008

A WEEK-LONG series of recycling and environmental activities staged at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is being hailed a success.

Mayoral support for jute campaign

Somerset County Gazette: Tim Slattery, Mayor of Taunton Deane

9:34am Friday 13th June 2008

THE mayors of three towns have added their support to the County Gazette's jute bags campaign.

Jute bags on the street!

Somerset County Gazette: Jute bag winner Michelle Parsons with Dee Kmita, of the County Gazette

4:08pm Thursday 12th June 2008

THE first County Gazette jute bags are on the street!

Jute bag winners

Somerset County Gazette: The Somerset Green Family jute bag

9:20am Thursday 12th June 2008

FIFTY readers of the County Gazette have bagged themselves a free bag!

Over 200 pledges in green campaign

Somerset County Gazette:

9:11am Thursday 12th June 2008

OVER 200 people have pledged to reduce the number of plastic bags they use in the first week of the County Gazette's new green campaign.

Help us save the planet

Somerset County Gazette: The County Gazette's Dee Kmita shows off the limited edition Somerset Green Family jute bag

6:57am Thursday 5th June 2008

PLASTIC bags are fast becoming the scourge of our countryside, seas, towns and villages - so join us in our bid to reduce the amount we waste!

'Sociable, guerrilla bagging'

Somerset County Gazette:

8:13pm Wednesday 4th June 2008

A WEST Somerset community group is promoting its own way of reducing plastic bag usage - and its ideas are heading for Parliament!

Local flavours on the menu

Somerset County Gazette: Head chef Wayne Burridge in the restaurant. PHOTO: Steve Richardson

3:41pm Wednesday 4th June 2008

CATERING staff at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office have been serving up tasty meals made from local produce as part of the organisation's week-long environmentally friendly drive.

How waste is reused

Somerset County Gazette: Stuart Spear and Amy Tucker taking a closer look at some waste cardboard which has been turned into animal bedding. PHOTO: Steve Richardson

7:38am Wednesday 4th June 2008

WITH a portfolio of 3,300 navigational charts and 220 nautical publications the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is busy all year round meeting demand from the Royal Navy and international mariner.

Smart motoring

Somerset County Gazette: UKHO corporate transport officer Simon Hards picks up the keys to the Smart car from Mercedes Benz sales manager Mo Choudhury. PHOTO: Steve Richardson

7:34pm Tuesday 3rd June 2008

STAFF at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office have been taking to the road this week in a range of different eco-friendly ways.

Explorer Pen's eco warning

Somerset County Gazette: Pen Hadow, right, with UKHO staff Maxine Read and Anne Webb at the Admiralty Way site. PHOTO: Steve Richardson

4:28pm Tuesday 3rd June 2008

AN environmental campaigner and trailblazing polar explorer was the guest of honour at the UK Hydrographic Office on Monday.

Kicking the carbon habit

Somerset County Gazette:

9:23am Tuesday 3rd June 2008

PEOPLE in Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe are being invited to kick the carbon habit at an energy saving roadshow on Thursday, June 5.






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