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English shops to double charge for plastic bags

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 31, 2020
All retailers in England will charge for plastic carrier bags from next April with the price doubling to 10 pence.
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In England the charges will now apply to all retailers, not just those with more than 250 staff members, and the charge will be increased to 10p per bag.

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“Ministers want to see bag usage cut significantly in small shops as well, with customers incentivised to use long-life bags made from more sustainable and environmentally friendly materials,” said a statement from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.