Uk news Scots to pay 10p for plastic carrier bags as spike in charges due in April PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The 5p charge was introduced in 2014, with plastic bag usage dropping by 80% by the following year.

Uk news Scots to pay 10p for plastic carrier bags as spike in charges due in April PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The 5p charge was introduced in 2014, with plastic bag usage dropping by 80% by the following year.

Uk news Scots to pay 10p for plastic carrier bags as spike in charges due in April PremierLeague-News.Com
13 January 2021 - 12:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Scots will need to pay 10p for carrier bags in shops and supermarkets as the minimum cost is set to rise this year. The 5p charge was introduced in 2014, with plastic bag usage dropping by 80% by the following year. The Scottish Government will now raise the price from April 1 in a bid to stop people from buying multiple single-use carrier bags instead of reusable options. It comes as the Marine Conservation Society also noted the number of bags found on beaches dropped by 40% each year for the two years after the charge was introduced – reaching 42% between 2018 and 2019. Read More Related Articles Get the latest Scottish news sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles New Look shoppers go crazy for £18 jumper - and it's the colour that's sending them wild Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham announced the news and said: “Thanks to the people of Scotland, the introduction of the charge has been successful in reducing the amount of single-use carrier bags in circulation. “It has also made us think about the small steps we can all take to help the environment. “While the 5p bag charge was suitable when it was first introduced, it is important that pricing is updated to ensure that the charge continues to be a factor in making people think twice about using a single-use carrier bag. “The Scottish Government is committed to building back a greener society so by further reducing our reliance on single use items, we are taking positive steps to limit our impact on the climate and the environment.

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.5m raised in 2019. Keep Scotland Beautiful chief executive Barry Fisher said: “Fewer single use carrier bags is great news for our environment. “Since 2014 the single use carrier bag charge has significantly helped reduce the number of bags being given out by retailers – saving thousands of tonnes of single use plastic realising a significant net carbon saving and reducing the chances of these items becoming littered. “However, there is still an opportunity to challenge individual behaviours and improve consumer awareness which the doubling of the charge will help do. “We’ve been fortunate to develop positive partnerships with a range of well-known high street retailers, and a number of small individual store owners, who understand their responsibilities in helping to tackle Scotland’s environmental issues.” Top news stories today Thug caged for stab horror Man found dead in Edinburgh flat Salmon accusers hit out at MSPs Child killer's 'secret engagement' Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government is looking into creating an exemption on the bag charge for certain deliveries and collections, as was the case last year at the onset of the pubic health crisis.

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Uk news Scots to pay 10p for plastic carrier bags as spike in charges due in April PremierLeague-News.Com


Uk news Scots to pay 10p for plastic carrier bags as spike in charges due in April PremierLeague-News.Com


Uk news Scots to pay 10p for plastic carrier bags as spike in charges due in April PremierLeague-News.Com


Uk news Scots to pay 10p for plastic carrier bags as spike in charges due in April PremierLeague-News.Com

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