Bus company’s green giveaway

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SHOPPERS in Sheffield will be able to pick up goody bags containing eco-friendly gifts as part of an environmental awareness drive held by a bus company.

The bags will be given away by Stagecoach in Castle Square on May 23, and will be filled with practical, cost-saving household items.

The free gifts are being handed out during the firm’s green week. Stagecoach is in the third year of a five-year plan to reduce its carbon footprint. Measures include using low sulphur diesel with additives to reduce pollution and improve fuel consumption.

In Sheffield, the company has also invested £6 million in a fleet of 21 double deckers, which use 20,000 less gallons of diesel a year than older models.