Single use bag charge should apply to all retailers

4 June 2014


Responding to the Government’s plans to legislate for a 5p charge on carrier bags by next October, London Assembly Member Jenny Jones said:


“A charge on single use bags is desperately overdue and years behind other regions in the UK. However it should apply to all retailers, not just big supermarkets. Only a universal charge can achieve this clarity and consistency.


“In fact many trade bodies representing small retailers are opposed to the exemption as it is confusing for consumers”

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