When will plastic carrier bags be banned?

Guardian: Hold on to the dream! The 5p plastic bag levy takes effect on 5 October in England following (sluggishly) in the footsteps of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (where in the first year the 5p charge saw the use of plastic bags drop by 96%). But we’ve been close before with legislation – in 2008 the seven major UK supermarkets signed up to reduce the number of carrier bags by 50% yet later dropped this in favour of reporting how many they gave out. In the US there’s constant pressure from......

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