Time to ban or charge for plastic bags, say green campaigners

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A 5p charge for carrier bags in shops is to be introduced in the UK, which is expected to cut their use by at least three quarters.

The levy will apply to supermarkets and larger stores and is to be implemented by next October.

More than eight billion disposable bags are used in England each year, which equates to 130 per person.

 

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