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Retailers "narrowly miss" single-use carrier bags reduction target

UK retailers have failed to meet their voluntary single-use carrier bag reduction target by two per cent.At the end of 2008, seven supermarket giants made a voluntary pledge with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern Ireland Department of Environment to reduce the number of single-use carrier bags used by customers by 50 per cent by the end of May 2009, compared with ...