Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Retailers pledge to reduce plastic bag impact

Retailers in the UK have agreed to reduce by 25% the overall environmental impact of their carrier bags before the end of 2008. If achieved, the move which is a joint initiative involving representatives from all areas of the sector could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 58,500 tonnes per annum. This is the equivalent to taking 18,000 cars off the road for a year. Local environment minister Ben Bradshaw said: This is an ambitious but very practical agreement ...

Subscribe now to read this article in full