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Edinburgh has come a step closer to banning plastic bags in the City.
The council has decided to run a "feasibility study" into how a bag-promotion scheme would work. The idea is simple - a customer is given or buys a cotton bag emblazoned with a logo proclaiming their love for all things Edinburgh. Every time they reuse the bag in a participating shop, they get a discount. And the local shop gets repeat, loyal business.
It really is a win-win all round. Which makes you wonder why the Council previously rejected the scheme. Well done to Green Councillor Alison Johnstone and Gordon Millar of Ban Plastic Bags Edinburgh for getting it back onto the agenda.