Plastic bag sales fall 86%

30th July 2018


The number of plastic bags sold by England’s seven largest supermarkets has fallen by 86% since a 5p charge was introduced back in 2015, new government figures show.

The data also reveals that customers bought nearly a quarter fewer bags in 2017/18 compared to the previous year, signifying a decline of almost 300 million plastic bags. This is equivalent to just 1

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