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No formal plastic bag target set for stores

Supermarkets have not been set a formal target to slash the number of plastic carrier bags they give to customers by 70% by next spring, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).A Defra spokeswoman said: When Joan Ruddock (Environment Minister) spoke to the Courtauld meeting this week she was not setting or announcing a formal target, but she did cite 70% as a ball park figure because we need to be ambitious. The recent 80% cut in carrier ...

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