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London Assembly calls for national bag levy

The London Assembly has published a report calling on the Government to introduce a national levy on all single use throw-away shopping bags to reduce waste in England. In a report entitled Bag to Basics, The London Assembly Environment Committee proposes that a national levy is a more effective way than a national ban to cut the number of bags issued by retailers. Speaking to MRW Environment Committee chair Darren Johnson said: While the proposal for a London solution is a laudable ...