Minimum charge for carrier bags in Scotland introduced
A mandatory carrier-bag charge has been introduced in Scotland for the first time.
Shoppers will now have to pay a minimum of 5p per bag, with many retailers donating proceeds to good causes.
In May, MSPs voted to bring in the new regulations in a bid to tackle Scotland's litter problem, but the fee does not just apply to plastic bags.
It has also been imposed on single-use carriers made from eco-friendly materials.
James Cook reports.
20 Oct 2014
- From the section Scotland