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Brighton wants to become first city in Britain to ban plastic bags

The city of Brighton & Hove is vowing to become the first city in Britain to ban plastic bags in an effort to reduce their impact on the environment. A Notice of Motion to support and encourage local businesses to eradicate plastic bag use has just been passed at a recent Brighton & Hove Council meeting. Green Party councillor Amy Kennedy put forward the idea to ban plastic bags after being inspired by towns like Modbury in Devon, the first town to ban plastic bags in the UK. Kennedy ...