Shoppers in England will face a 5p charge for plastic bags under a new government plan to be announced by Nick Clegg.
The scheme, intended to discourage the use of environmentally-damaging carrier bags, will be set out by the Deputy Prime Minister this weekend at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.
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