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Government encourages public to 'Get a Bag Habit'

Research has revealed that UK shoppers use 13,000 carrier bags in their lifetimes, as the Government and the British Retail Consortium launch a campaign to encourage bag reuse. A survey of shoppers found that on average we use over 160 new carrier bags each year, at least 400 a year for the average household. The survey, by YouGov, found that half of those questioned had up to 40 carrier bags hoarded at home and ready to reuse.  Supermarket ...