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Retailers opposed to carrier bag charging

The Climate Change Bill has given the Government powers to charge for single use carrier bags but the British Retail Consortium (BRC) is still opposed to compulsory charging.The Bill has now gained Royal Assent and the Government can take action if they wish to do so to make supermarkets charge customers for single use bags, made of plastic or paper. If retailers do not meet their 2007 commitment to reduce the environmental impact of bags by 25% by the end of this ...