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Plastic bag charge to be made compulsory

Consumers face paying a levy on single use carrier bags within months under Government plans to stop shops giving them away. In a move that could see shoppers paying up to 10 pence a bag, legislation is planned to ensure shops no longer hand out single use carrier bags.Speaking at a Waste & Resources Action Programme press conference on Courtauld Commitment achievements, Environment Minister Joan Ruddock said that she hoped supermarkets would follow the example ...