Plastic bag charge to save 1.2 million tonnes of emissions

The plastic bag charge will be introduced in England next month and results from an existing scheme in Wales suggest it will have a marked impact on bag use

by Conor McGlone
The charge will save the economy £60m in litter clean-up costs and £13m worth of carbon savings (photograph: Daren Girdner/123RF)
The charge will save the economy £60m in litter clean-up costs and £13m worth of carbon savings (photograph: Daren Girdner/123RF)

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