Plastic bags: Charge could rise to 10p and be extended to smaller shops

Found on BBC News on Thursday, 30 August 2018
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Since October 2015, customers have had to pay at least 5p for each single-use bag - with all retailers employing more than 250 people made to take part in the scheme.

Many of the seven major supermarkets have already stopped selling single-use carrier bags in their stores. Sainsbury's 5p bags are thicker and stronger, so they are not considered to be single use, while Tesco only sells 10p bags for life.

Excessive packaging should be fined. Some products are wrapped up in ridiculous amounts of plastic.