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Mixed bag of budget responses

There has been a mixed response from environmental campaigners and the retail industry on the Chancellors proposals to introduce a plastic bag charge.Alistair Darling said that he would implement legislation to force retailers to introduce plastic bag taxes by 2009 if we have not seen sufficient progress on a voluntary basis.His views were met with dismay from the retail industry. An Asda spokesman said: We have demonstrated ambitious measures to reduce carrier ...