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Plastic bag charge doubles to 10p in all shops in England
The single-use plastic bag charge will rise from 5p to 10p in all shops in England from 21 May. The government said all stores, including local corner shops, will now have to apply the charge from that date. The 5p charge on plastic bags was introduced in England in 2015, and since then their use has fallen by over 95%. 

We've recently added some useful newish plastic-packaging-free shops to our Retail section, refreshed the look of this Directory.and updated some web-links.

December 2014 - almost 100

By December 2014 we had reached almost 100 entries, making this a really comprehensive and useful local resource. Please help us to reach 100 by telling us about new green enterprises, and also tell us about any changes needed to existing entries - enterprises come and go and evolve, and they don't always tell us!

 December 2011, TTK Business Action Group launched the Kingston Green e-Directory

...and this is it! Please contact us if:

  • you spot any errors about your enterprise or you details have changed
  • you spot any omissions, e g, environmental accreditations that we did not know about
  • you would prefer not to be in the Directory.

Kingston Green e-Directory now has 60+ green businesses and enterprises listed, from tiny community enterprises run by volunteers to huge national chains.

Green consumers mingled with green businesses and enterprises and members of Transition Town Kingston to celebrate the public launch of the Directory and a green Christmas on December 5th.

Local MPs send messages of support for this new project.

Go to our latest Useful Links section to find out how to recycle the stuff you can't put in your green box.

Where can you get advice on the latest low-energy lighting? Which local solar PV suppliers are reliable and trustworthy? What's the easiest way to cut down on heating bills? Is it better to wash dishes by hand or in a dishwasher? Where can you buy thermal curtain lining in Kingston?

Contact the Green e-Directory