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Brown backs plastic bag ban

Gordon Brown has backed the idea that plastic bags should be banned nationwide and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) would welcome a meeting with him to discuss the issue. The Prime Minister said that he would like to hold a meeting with supermarkets, the BRC and other groups immediately to assess how they could quickly eliminate the use of plastic bags. Speaking at a conference held by the WWF charity in London, Brown said that supermarkets had already promised to reduce the environmental .