Official: Distribution of supermarket single-use plastic bags down 97 per cent

The single-use plastic bag charge has helped reduce the number of single-use plastic bags in supermarkets by 97 per cent since 2015, according to new analysis released today by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The initial 5p charge was introduced in UK supermarkets in 2015 and since then the number of … Read more