Plastic bags: Government confirms all retailers in England to levy 10p charge from April

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Large retailers have offered a range of alternatives to single-use plastic bags in recent years | Credit: Marks & Spencer
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Large retailers have offered a range of alternatives to single-use plastic bags in recent years | Credit: Marks & Spencer

Defra announces plan to double 5p plastic bag charge and extend levy to all retailers from next year

The 5p charge on plastic bags is being ramped up to 10p and will be extended to all retailers in England from April next year, under plans aimed at curbing waste plastic pollution that will be announced...

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