Calls For A Further Crack Down On Plastic Bags – UK

Posted on December 10, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Pirate FM – News – Calls For A Further Crack Down On Plastic Bags.

A Plymouth academic is urging us to do more to solve the plastic bag problem.

The leading marine scientist has welcomed news that government legislation on charges for plastic bags has led to a substantial reduction in their use.

He said figures released by supermarket giant Tesco – showing a 78% reduction in plastic bag use – demonstrate a growing realisation that short term use of plastic items can be avoided.

In a few short months of introducing a plastic bag fee, , plastic bag use dropped by 78%.   How simple of a measure is that to get a huge result?