David Cameron threatens plastic bag regulation

James S Murray
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Prime minister brands five per cent increase in plastic bag use unacceptable

David Cameron has waded into the row over the rising use of plastic bags in the UK, declaring recent increases in the number of bags distributed by supermarkets as "unacceptable" and threatening to regulate...

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