December 5, 2015

TAX WHAT YOU DON'T WANT:

Plastic bag usage down 78% since introduction of 5p charge, says Tesco (The Guardian, 5 December 2015)

The introduction of the 5p charge has prompted shoppers to use almost 80% fewer single-use plastic bags, Tesco said.

Figures from the supermarket show online shoppers are also opting to cut down on plastic, with the number of "bagless" deliveries increasing by half.

Tesco reported that the 78% plunge in single-use bags has exceeded its expectations by about 10% since the government introduced the levy in October this year in a bid to reduce non-recyclable litter.

Posted by at December 5, 2015 9:02 AM

  

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