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Retail giant reduces plastic bag use

Marks & Spencer has seen its shoppers reduce their use of plastic bags by 80% since introducing a five pence charge in May.The retailer introduced the charge in all of its stores with the aim of encouraging customers to reduce the number of bags they use and help the environment.Other major chains such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys have refused to charge for their bags and have claimed that voluntary measures introduced in their stores are helping to reduce plastic ...