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M&S announces national 5p bag charge

Customers will soon face a five pence charge for plastic carrier bags at Marks & Spencer (M&S) as the retailer phases in its charging plan UK-wide. The move follows successful regional trials at M&S stores in Northern Ireland and south west England, and is part of the companys 100-point eco-plan, Plan A.When trials were extended to south west England in November 2007, chief executive Stuart Rose said that if the region got good results, the company would introduce it nationally ...