plastic bag charge: 5p levy could be extended in england

by:Yucai     2020-01-15
As part of the government\'s environmental program, the 5 p fee for plastic bags in large British stores can be extended to almost all retailers.
Environment Minister Michael Gove said at a cabinet meeting that he wanted to address our \"one-time culture \".
Stores with fewer than 250 employees can currently waive this fee, which has reduced the use of plastics since its launch in the UK in October 2015.
The government will announce its 25-
Environmental plan for Thursday.
Gove said at a Cabinet briefing on Tuesday that the government was \"determined to address the one-off culture of plastic packaging \".
5 p for a single charge
The British government says the use of plastic bags in the UK has reduced the number of people using plastic bags by nearly 90%.
Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland filed allegations of 2014 and 2013 respectively in 2011, and usage also fell sharply.
This fee applies to every new plastic bag used in large UK stores
But there are only 250 or more stores or chain stores. time employees.
BBC political correspondent Ben Wright says Britain will negotiate a 5 p extension.
Chris Noice of the Convenience Store Association welcomed the government\'s plan, saying it was \"good for the environment and for participating retailers \".
He told BBC Radio 4 on today\'s show that of the 33,500 members of the association, \"the approval of carrier package charges is now very high \", more than three stores it represents have voluntarily adopted the idea.
\"When the initial legislation was introduced in the UK, there was a little adjustment period,\" he said.
But everyone is comfortable now.
\"Plastic bags on airport shops or trains, planes or ships are not currently included and paper bags are not included.
More broadly, Prime Minister Theresa May said that the government will-year plan.
Last week, she said that in the next 25 years, 50 million trees will be planted in the \"northern forest\" that will extend along the M62 corridor between Liverpool and Hull, increasing the natural habitat, allow people to enter more woodland.
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