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Reducing plastic bags to help protect the environment

June 4, 2014 11:38 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats are introducing a 5p plastic bag charge in England, to help protect the environment.

Today's Queen's Speech confirmed that from October 2015, a 5p charge on all single-use plastic bags will be introduced.

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There is already a similar charge on bags in Wales and Northern Ireland and evidence suggests that a charge will significantly reduced the number of plastic bags distributed in England.

The aim of introducing a charge is to reduce the distribution of plastic bags and to tackle the issue of littering and waste.