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From 5 October, all large shops across England will have to charge for all single use plastic carrier bags. Image: Benjamin Wright/PA Wire.
From 5 October, all large shops across England will have to charge for all single use plastic carrier bags. Image: Benjamin Wright/PA Wire.

A 5p charge for single-use plastic bags takes effect in England from Monday (5 October) in an effort to spare the environment from the billions handed out by UK supermarkets every year.

The rules will apply to any business that sells or delivers goods, however, for nationwide retailers with fewer than 250 members of full-time staff the charge is optional.

Any unused, plastic bags with handles which are 70 microns thick or less will have a charge to the customer - this does not include any sealed packaging.


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