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Government breaks bag promise, says retailer

Sainsburys has accused the Government of breaking its promise to work with retailers to reduce the environmental impact of plastic bags by the end of 2008.Speaking on BBC2 programme Newsnight Sainsburys chief executive Justin King said the Government ignored the agreement reached with industry, as has happened recently on the debate with plastic bags. Last year UK retailers and the Government agreed to reduce the overall environmental impact of carrier bags by ...