What Are the Consequences To Charge Five Pence Per Carrier Bag – Good or Bad?


The issue of plastic carrier bags in the environment has been a topic of conversation for many months or even years.

The question is, what are the consequences to the world we live in and the consumer today, is it going to change our lives?

Scotland have introduced A minimum charge for carrier bags

Scotland has now introduced a mandatory carrier bag charge to shoppers of a minimum of 5p per bag. It is said that many of the larger retailers will be donating the proceeds to a number of charities and good causes.

This charge is being applied across the board, not just to the big retailers, but to all shops no matter how big or small. It also applies to single use carrier bags made from Eco-friendly materials. The question I would like to ask is how do you know a carrier bag is to be used just the once.

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