Plastic bag tax reduces usage in England

The 5p charge for plastic bags, introduced in the England in October last year, will reduce plastic bag use by around 6 billion compared to figures for 2014, according to half-yearly figures released by Defra on Saturday 20th July. This is in line with reductions seen in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland when they introduced charges in October 201, April 2013 and October 2014. The Defra press release also states that ‘more than £29 million’ has been raised for communities … Continued