Plastic bag charges in England: will there be ‘chaos’ at the shops?Posted on October 7, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The charge only applies to those “single-use” thin plastic bags – the technical specification is:
- has handles
- 70 microns thick or less
It does not matter how big the bag is, so even those small plastic bags you might be given when you buy your lunch are included.
The law does not actually specify how much the bags should cost, but retailers have been told to charge at least 5p.