Romford’s Mercury Mall offering free reusable shopping bags in exchange for plastic bottles

There’s still time to pick up a recycled, reusable shopping bag through a special environmental scheme at Romford’s Mercury Mall.

October is the shopping centre’s “bottle month”, during which eco-friendly customers with a Mercury loyalty card can swap empty plastic bottles for the special bags.

Every three bottles handed in at the help desk on level two will be exchanged for a Mercury Mall shopping bag, while stocks last.

The bottles will then be recycled into more shopping bags.

“We anticipate that this offer will be very popular with our eco-minded shoppers,” said deputy centre manager Sarah de Courcy Rolls.


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“We are keen that as many plastics bottles can be collected in as possible.”

Shoppers who aren’t members of the loyalty club can sign up at the help desk.

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