Plastic bag charge for shoppers

Shoppers in England will face a 5p charge for plastic bags under a new Government plan announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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Bag charge 'will help improve the environment'

A coalition of environmental charities has welcomed the proposed introduction of a 5p charge for supermarket bags in England.

We are delighted that the Government has finally listened to the Break The Bag Habit campaign and the thousands of supporters who've written letters and signed petitions calling for this moment.

Finally the Government will help improve the environments we all love so much by implementing a policy that the Break The Bag Habit has shown to be popular with the public and effective in reducing litter.

– Andy Cummins of Break The Bag Habit

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