5p Bag Charge

By Benjamin Leatham

Last term our Environment & Ethics Officers submitted an Idea through our Policy System suggesting that we should be charging the newly implemented 5p charge on carrier bags. As a small business YUSU Shop isn't obliged to charge for carrier bags but, as part of YUSU, the shop is run for, with and by students. As a result the Idea went out for student consultation.

Officers, Colleges, Networks and Societies were all asked for their opinion on the Idea, and the feedback we got was overwhelmingly positive and in favour of implementing the charge. Our Policy & Review Group deemed there to be consensus in the feedback, and put the Idea into Active Policy.

The proceeds from each carrier bag sold will go straight back into your Students' Union - we're a charity, and make no profit, the money is all re-invested in your experience here at York.

If you have an Idea of your own, then get in touch - ideas@yusu.org"