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5p bag charge to be rolled out in all shops across England to combat ‘throwaway culture’

11 Jan 18

The 5p charge for plastic bags is set to be extended to all shops across England, not just major retailers.

The government announced the plans on Thursday 11th January as part of a 25-year plan to tackle environmental issues. Previously, shops or chains with fewer than 250 employees were exempt from having to charge customers for a carrier bag, but shoppers are concerned that this government plan to cut waste could end up having a negative impact…

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