Revealed - the impact of the 5p plastic carrier bag charge on the North East

Revealed - the impact of the 5p plastic carrier bag charge on the North East
 

One year on from the introduction to the plastic carrier bag charge, we look into how effective the 5p fee has been.
In the first study to be completed since the charge was introduced on October 5, 2015, a survey shows that 95 per cent of people in the North East now take their own bags when food shopping.
In comparison, prior to the carrier bag charge’s introduction just 64 per cent of people took their own bags with them to the shops.
Previously, people in the North East were among the least likely to take their own bags with them, however the 31 per cent increase from last year is one of... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 36
Source: Sunday Sun
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