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BRC rejects Government intervention on plastic bags

Plastic bag legislation is not needed to reduce retailer bag use, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The BRCs rejection of such an intervention follows Prime Minister Gordon Browns assertion in the Daily Mail that "if Government compulsion is needed to make the change [to reduce plastic bag use], we will take the necessary steps."However, the BRC said that last year retailers voluntarily committed to reduce the overall environmental impact, something a recent ...