BBC News reports Plastic Bag usage decreases in Wales since levy

Wednesday 11th April 2012

Read the recent BBC Report

The BBC has released a report showing that plastic bag usage has decreased in Wales since the introduction of the Bag Tax.

Read the article here.

The 'ERIC' group (Environmental Regulation and Information Centre) have recently reported on the lessons learnt from the Welsh levy on carrier bags with some interesting debate on the environmental impact of using paper bags.  It is noted by ERIC that the Welsh Government has further considered the problems associated with paper bags with the quote below: 

 

"Extending the charge to also include paper means that the Welsh Government has chosen forward thinking by not merely trying to reduce plastic bag use but tackle the environmental issues raised by paper bags as well".
— ERIC Group

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