Supermarkets handing out more single-use plastic bags

The number of flimsy plastic carrier bags given out by UK supermarkets is rising. They are responsible for annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to some ten million tonnes of CO2, according to an Environment Agency analysis.

Single-use plastic bags being loaded into shopping trolly (picture: Sainsbury's)
Single-use plastic bags being loaded into shopping trolly (picture: Sainsbury's)

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