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Six billion plastic bags can't be wrong - so what do we tax next?

In the first six months of the 5p charge in England, 6bn fewer bags were handed out. Watch out coffee cups and plastic bottlesOnce, my family's kitchen cupboard would have contained dozens of plastic bags. But today - a year after the introduction of England's 5p plastic bag charge - I count just six (three secondhand ones, given to us by other people, one corner-shop bag and two small bags supplied with meat and fish).England's plastic bag charge was a long time coming - long after Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and critics predicted its exemptions for small stores and paper bags would diminish its effectiveness. A year ago, Andy Cummins, campaigns director of Surfers Against Sewage, predicted that England's charge would reduce use of plastic bags, but not as effectively as in Scotland, Wales (down 78%) and Northern Ireland (down 81%). Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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