Get Penrith Co-op to use cotton bags for deliveries

At the Vitality of Penrith event this evening, Peter Clarke had a good suggestion for the Plastic Bag Free Penrith project.

We've previously been in touch with the Penrith Co-op about their use of plastic bags for their home supermarket deliveries.  They have smallish open crates with hooks to hang plastic bags with a customer's shopping.  We had previously thought of making custom returnable cardboard boxes to fit inside the crates.

Peter's good idea is simply to use returnable cotton bags in place of the plastic bags, ie put purchases in the cotton bags and hang them in the crates in the same way as now.  The customer would either return them immediately on delivery, return them later, or at the next delivery.