The carrier bag law: what happens next?

It won’t have escaped anyone’s attention that a levy on plastic carrier bags has finally been introduced in England (way behind Scotland and Wales), requiring customers to pay 5p if they don’t bring their own bag (except in mildly obscure circumstances – flowers or prescription medicines, anyone?). As a sandal-wearing, Guardian-reading leftie I’m very pleased – long overdue and it […]

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Bags? Great! Now for the free DVDs

Last week the Daily Mail launched a large campaign to ban plastic bags in the UK. Now it pains me to say this, but for once I’m in agreement with the Daily Mail. I usually read the paper just to discover what I shouldn’t be thinking, rather than what I should, but this is a campaign that, for once, is […]

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