Plastic bag use plummets in Wales

A decline in the use of plastic carrier bags in Wales since a 5p charge was introduced could act as an indicator for forthcoming legislation in England

by Conor McGlone
The number of single-use plastic carrier bags in use has dropped by 71% in Wales (photograph: Aleksej Orel/123RF)
The number of single-use plastic carrier bags in use has dropped by 71% in Wales (photograph: Aleksej Orel/123RF)

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