Tesco SCRAPS 5p plastic bags from all 3,500 stores – UKPosted on August 9, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
“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.