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Ikea starts charging for plastic carrier bags

Swedish furniture company Ikea started charging customers for plastic carrier bags at its UK stores this week. From June 5 Ikea reduced the cost of its re-usable blue bags to 25p, and started charging 5p per plastic carrier bag. Once stores have exhausted their stocks of existing non-biodegradable bags, they will switch to offering biodegradable carrier bags, which will be charged at 10p each. Its re-usable blue bags can be replaced free of charge if they wear out. ...