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Sat Dec 5, 2015, 04:20 PM

 

Plastic Bag Charge Cuts Use At Tesco By 78% [View all]

Charging 5p for plastic bags has cut their use at one of England's largest supermarket chains by 78%.

Tesco said the dramatic drop in the use of single-use bags is 10% more than it had expected when the Government introduced the levy in October.

Rebecca Shelley, Tesco group communications director, said: "We knew the Government's bag charge would encourage our customers to use fewer plastic bags and it has clearly had a huge impact.
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Cutting the number of plastic bags we use is a small but vital step in reducing plastic waste," he said.

"It will not only tidy up our towns and countryside, it will also help protect our precious beaches and sealife."


http://news.sky.com/story/1600465/plastic-bag-charge-cuts-use-at-tesco-by-78-percent

If they can do it, so should we. I know some stores in California had a similar incentive to reduce pollution, but I am not sure if that is still happening.

It is so easy not to use plastic and use recyclable bags, hopefully we will wake up from our slumber and try to give a damn about the other species and our environment.

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