Monday 20th August 2018
The bags, which sell for a range of prices starting at £2, are available at Merlin venues across the UK, such as Alton Towers, SEA LIFE centres, Madame Tussauds and Blackpool Tower. They are made from either recycled plastic bottles or responsibly sourced and sustainably produced cotton.
Exclusive bags featuring a silhouette of London are also available at The London Eye.
Sam Turner, compliance director of Jutexpo, said: “Merlin Entertainments offers memorable days out and experiences to millions of visitors across the globe.
“We are ecstatic to announce that we are part of this success story, with Merlin now selling our exclusive bags at their attractions.
“Visitors to their attractions love to take home souvenirs, extending their memories even further and our range of bags allows them to do this in an environmentally friendly and ethically sound way.”
James Burleigh, Merlin’s Chief Ambassador for conservation and welfare said: “Preserving and protecting the environment and reducing plastic use are very important to us and we are delighted to be working with the market leader in reusable bag production to ensure that our visitors have the chance to purchase eye-catching bags which are both ethically produced and provide a sustainable alternative to plastic.”
Merlin Entertainments is Europe’s largest entertainments company, with 124 attractions in 25 countries across four continents.
The Juexpo bags are available at the following attractions:
Jutexpo is the world’s biggest supplier of reusable jute, cotton and juco bags. It operates to the Jutexpo Standard, a set of the 10 key elements it considers to be the minimum when it comes to ethical and technical standards, awards and credentials.
Jutexpo’s jute bag production rose from 5.5million bags per year before the English plastic bag tax was introduced to 8.5million in the year of the bag tax and 7million a year since.