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New Forest Basics Bank - The Becton Bag project

Becton Rotary has embarked on this project to reduce the number of plastic carrier bags used for deliveries by New Forest Basics Bank each week. We aim to do this by helping New Forest Basics Bank to increasingly use bags made from recycled fabric which can be returned, Covid-quarantined and re-used.

To ensure these fabric bags are fit for purpose, they have been designed in conjunction with the New Forest Basics Bank based on their experience over thousands of deliveries

A set of instructions and accompanying pattern has been produced and tested, and it is therefore important that the measurements quoted (metric or imperial) are followed as closely as possible.

One of our friends from the New Forest Quilt Group has very kindly made an excellent step-by-step video showing how to make a Becton Bag using the instructions and pattern.

We have a number of drop-off points throughout the area: New Milton, Milford on Sea, Barton on Sea, Pennington, Sway and the New Forest Basics Bank in Lymington where you can collect labels and deliver your completed bags.

By making The Becton Bag, you are supporting New Forest Basics Bank and making our environment a cleaner and safer place for us all to live in.

If you think you might be interested in being part of this growing project, simply click the front page opposite, or the link above to see the instructions and pattern, or click on the link to the video to see how it's done!