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5p charge halves bag use and funds school farm trip

5p charge halves bag use and funds school farm trip

We started charging 5p for Neal’s Yard Dairy carrier bags back in January 2018. We crossed our fingers and hoped that it would reduce our plastic bag use and raise money for a good cause. There was good evidence that the charge had led to impressive reductions at the big supermarkets, but little evidence of its success in smaller businesses, like ours, where the bag charge is not compulsory. We weren’t sure what to expect. Would it reduce bag use by 5% or 50%? Would we raise £500 or £5000? A year in, we crunched the numbers and felt pretty happy with the results. 

Dairy Diaries: Sinodun Hill

Dairy Diaries: Sinodun Hill

This month’s blog comes from Rachel Yarrow, who makes Sinodun Hill and Brightwell Ash with her partner Fraser Norton in Oxfordshire on a farm they lease through the Earth Trust’s Farm Step programme.

Dairy Diaries: St Tola

Dairy Diaries: St Tola

This year we are celebrating our 40th birthday here at Neal’s Yard Dairy. As part of our celebrations, we are of course celebrating the eclectic group of wonderful cheesemakers and farmers we work with.

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