Assortment of plastic items: bottles, plastic forks, toothbrushes, plastic bricks
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Plastic bags: Environmental impact of plastic bags

Last year, 7.6 billion bags were given out in English supermarkets. But from Monday shoppers will be charged five pence per bag, matching what already happens elsewhere in the UK.

The government hopes it will cut down on waste and litter. John Maguire reports on the environmental damage bags cause.

  • 05 Oct 2015
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