Name of proposer:
What the idea is about:
Essentials and shops of Leeds University Union should offer its customers the option to purchase degradable plastic bags as well as the current paper bags in use
Why have you proposed it?:
The use of paper bags was brought into the union as a suggestion to reduce plastic going to landfill. Since this motion was passed, plastic carrier bags that are degradable have been brought to market, most noticeably in Cooperative Food stores. These bags are able to degrade in approximately 3 years, without leaving anything that could harm the environment.
Using these bags in the Union would also be cheaper for the Student. At a current cost to the consumer, the paper bag is 20p whereas the degradable bag could be bought for as little as 3p
The Panel then voted on this Idea 8 Yes 6 No. This Idea was sent to Referendum by the Student Panel