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Carrier bag sales in the biggest seven English supermarkets have fallen since the introduction of the 5p charge in 2015.

During visit to Kenya Prime Minister announces consultation on extending plastic bag charge to all retailers and increasing minimum charge to 10p. Read more

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Carrier Bags

Carrier bag sales in the biggest seven English supermarkets have fallen since the introduction of the 5p charge in 2015.

The sale of plastic carrier bags has fallen by 86 percent across England’s seven biggest supermarkets since the introduction of a 5p charge in 2015. Read more

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Supermarket giant Tesco has pledged to scrap sales of single-use carriers, making all shoppers buy a ten pence ‘bag for life’ to make carrier bag sales profitable. Read more

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Munch ado about mothlings: Caterpillars eat plastic bags, creating ethylene glycol syrup for PET production. Read more

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Shoppers may pay more for antimicrobial bags, a survey says.

More British shoppers are reusing their plastic bags following the introduction of a single-use levy, but would be willing to pay extra for antimicrobial protection. Read more

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Lidl UK has pledged to give £500,000 over a 12-month period to Keep Britain Tidy, the organisation with which it has launched a new environmental initiative. Read more

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International polymer distribution company, Resin Trade Ltd, has selected polythene bag manufacturer Duo UK, to be the first UK-based manufacturer to produce mailing bags using Green PE, a thermoplastic resin made entirely from sugarcane ethanol. Read more

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The Director-General Designate of the British Plastics Federation has condemned today’s confirmation of a plastic bag tax in England in 2015, describing the levy as “discriminatory” and “anti-competitive.” Read more

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Following the recent announcement that a 5p bag tax will be introduced in England from 2015, a UK-based company claims to have developed a biodegradable AND recyclable solution. Read more

The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires Member States to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Member States can choose the most appropriate measures, including charges, national reduction targets or a ban. Read more

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From Autumn 2015 single-use carrier bags in England will be subject to a 5p levy, the Government has announced. Read more

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A new levy on carrier bags has come into effect in Northern Ireland which means retailers must now charge shoppers at least five pence for each new single-use bag. Read more

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