Lauder benefits from supermarket bag charges

Lauder in Bloom is among groups that have made significant environmental and sustainable improvements in their local communities after being awarded a Keep Scotland Beautiful Community Grant, funded from the proceeds of the carrier bag charge collected by Tesco in Scotland since October last year.

John Devlin 20/10/14. GLASGOW. Silverburn TESCO. A charge for plastic bags has been introduced. Shoppers and GV's of inside of TESCO.
John Devlin 20/10/14. GLASGOW. Silverburn TESCO. A charge for plastic bags has been introduced. Shoppers and GV's of inside of TESCO.

Lauder in Bloom was among the recipients of the £250 Community Grant, which allowed it to become further engaged in the local environment, make a sustainable difference locally and positively improve outdoor experiences in the town.

The grant helped Lauder in Bloom invest in plants from a local nursery and subsidise workshops for local residents. Participants learned skills including making bug hotels, bird boxes or hanging baskets - encouraging residents to be greener, tidier and more floral than ever before.