Eco-Living Magazine

Plastic Bag Sales in England Fall by Over 90% Since 5p Charge

Posted on the 05 August 2020 by Ecoexperts @TheEcoExperts
Plastic Bag Sales in England Fall by Over 90% Since 5p Charge

By Beth Howell

"It is so encouraging to see in such a short space of time the huge difference our plastic carrier bag charge has had in reducing the amount of plastic we use in our everyday lives. I am committed to driving this progress further and I hope this continues to inspire similar action across the globe." ‒ George Eustice, Environment Secretary

"As important as banning single-use plastic bags is in terms of reducing it as a source, it's not going to change the world. The main point, frankly, is to communicate to policymakers, the public, and to the industry that we've got to do something serious to reduce plastic packaging and if you all can't figure out how to do it, we're going to start banning your products one at a time." ‒ Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste .

Beth Howell Writer

Beth is The Eco Experts' newbie. She's keen to use her writing skills, and passion for green living, to help the environment. Whether you're after a new boiler, or just interested in how solar panels can improve your home, she's got your back.

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog