Tesco SCRAPS 5p plastic bags from all 3,500 stores – UK

Posted on August 9, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

TESCO will stop selling single-use plastic bags in its stores, replacing them with ‘bags for life’ at double the price.

Source: Tesco SCRAPS 5p plastic bags from all 3,500 stores

“But there is no such place as ‘away’ and millions of tonnes of plastic are ending up in our rivers, beaches, streets and in the sea every year, harming marine life.”

The Government ordered major retailers in England to stop giving away single use bags for free in October 2015, and ordered proceeds to go to charity.

Early figures collected in 2016 showed that customers in England took home six billion fewer bags in the first six months after the rule change.

At the end of 2016, the Marine Conservation Society said the number of bags found on British beaches had almost halved since the policy was introduced.

This is still a half measure and further  action needs to be take to eliminate the disposable bags.