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Welsh carrier bag levy aims to 'minimise environmental damage'

From 1 October, at least 5p will be charged for each single-use bag made from plastic, paper and biodegradable material at all shops in Wales.

They have been labelled a "blight on our landscape" and a "waste of resources".

This is why politicians and environmentalists are hoping that charging for carrier bags will finally reduce the amount of litter they can create.

The Welsh government hopes that the levy will be high enough to encourage people to change their shopping habits and reuse bags.

David Shukman reports.

  • 30 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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