5p charge for plastic bags in England

5P charge for England The BBC has reported that a 5p charge for plastic bags in England is to be introduced by the government in a bid to discourage their use. It has been debated for many years but finally looks to be a likely event. Shoppers already face small charges around the UK for plastic bags, and England is set to follow suit. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to unveil the plans at the Liberal Democrat party conference this weekend. Ministers are said to be concerned at the environmental impact of the bags, particularly on waterborne animals. The charge, which will only… Read more