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The 5p Bag Charge: Good or Bad?

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3 years ago by Ross in Current > Economy

A look at a few papers today would have you believe that the 5p bag charge is going to bring on the end of the world but is it really that bad? Have your say...

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Ross

We've had this bag charge in Scotland for a year now and it's been a massive success, with carrier bag use reportedly reduced by 80% already as people are now bringing their own "bag for life" type bags to shops with them and reusing them time and time again, something that few people would do without this charge. I believe it's been a big success in Wales and Northern Ireland as well, so embrace the change England, it's not as bad as today's papers are making out.

3 years ago by Ross

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robbie_t

Good of course! It should be a 10p charge instead. The sooner we see the back of them the better.

3 years ago by robbie_t

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Princess Geena

25pence!

3 years ago by Princess Geena

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Iam LmnOP

Inconvenient, but we have a nanny state.

3 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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Old man Ehlers

Just stop providing them altogether if the environment is the issue. Wouldn't that be more straight forward. Start selling long lasting eco bags and do away with the cheap plastic. This way the retailers are just getting the extra pound, at the cost of the consumer, as usual.

3 years ago by Old man Ehlers

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Tracey Howell

A very good move.....who is going to take issue with this?......it takes 10million a year too deal with plastic bag polution....and 10 mil doesn't even solve the problem.

3 years ago by Tracey Howell

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that-acorn-girl

I NVR use those bags if I can help it. Try, try to look cool with one of them in your hand. See my point?

3 years ago by that-acorn-girl

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Norman

I never use them hardly they break, they pollute and they are ugly.

2 years ago by Norman

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Nicole C

Good!

2 years ago by Nicole C

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Frisbee

Bad and annoying. Just make a law against them.

2 years ago by Frisbee

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Br0dude

wer nt livim in a totalitarian state m8

2 years ago by Br0dude

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