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M&S start charging for plastic bags

Marks & Spencer has introduced a five pence charge for single use food carrier bags in all of its UK stores today (May 6 2008).The retailer is aiming to encourage customers to reduce the number of bags they use by switching from taking single use carrier bags with every purchase to bringing a re-usable bag for life with them each time they shop. All profits from the charge will go to environmental charity Groundwork to invest in creating or improving parks, play areas and ...