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Plastic bags charge set to be extended to small shops in UK

10.01.2018
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Expansion expected of highly successful policy of charging 5p for each bag could be extended beyond large retailersThe 5p charge for plastic bags is expected to be applied to small shops under government plans to be unveiled by Theresa May this week as she seeks to tackle Britain's "throwaway culture". In a major speech on the environment, the prime minister will promise to hold consultations on removing an exemption that allows retailers with fewer than 250 employees to continue to give out free bags. The levy on supermarkets and other large retailers resulted in a 90% decline in use, with nine billion fewer plastic bags being used. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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