Consultation on plastic bag use opens for Jersey retailers

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A consultation on single-use plastic bags has opened in Jersey.

Retailers will be able to put forward their views to help shape legislation after the States voted to ban certain types of bags from 2021.

The proposition by Deputy Inna Gardiner also included plans to set a minimum price on 'bags for life'.

Jersey's Infrastructure Minister has approved the drafting of legislation to introduce the measures.

An online questionnaire will be available for retailers until Wednesday 23 September to ask what communication they would find useful and how long would be required to implement the changes in legislation.