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Thinner sacks save council cash

In this gloomy economic climate one council has found a way to save money in a bid to stay within budget - it has commissioned thinner bin bags.Sevenoaks District Council has a contract with BPI Recycled Products to produce the bags from scrap plastic. But production has been hit by fast rising fuel and oil costs, which have driven up the price of the plastic. This meant an increase in the cost to the council of £17,000.A council spokesman said: We had to find ...