Big Reduction in Use of Plastic Bags

The introduction of charges for single use plastic carrier bags has been a big success.  Since charging 5p a bag & using incentives M&S say the number of bags taken home has fallen 80% from 460million a year in UK to 80m.  The National Trust now charges 5p per bag & has reduced plastic bags given out by 85%.  Tesco’s had a 50% reduction.  Sainsburys did not reveal their figures. Guardian 1.5.09

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