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Lib Dems pledge to reduce shop packaging

A number of environmental proposals are being looked at by the Liberal Democrats to dramatically reduce the levels of packaging used in UK shops. The Lib Dems are looking into a plastic bag tax and a bag deposit scheme. Members will assess whether a plastic bag tax will help to cut carbon emissions, if voted into power. It also proposes that retailers have a plastic bag deposit scheme, to help encourage customers to reuse their plastic bags. As part of the scheme supermarkets will ...