Northern Ireland Reduces Carrier Bag Usage by 72%

Northern Ireland, Aug. 27, 2014 – The Department of the Environment of Northern Ireland today published the first set of Carrier Bag Levy statistics. The figures show a marked decrease of almost 72%, which equates to a reduction of around 215 million bags. Mark H Durkan, speaking during a visit to Gormley’s Centra, Claudy, said: […]

Northern Ireland Places Levy On Single-Use Carrier Bags

Northern Ireland Places Levy On Single-Use Carrier Bags

January 30, 2012 – Northern Ireland Environment Minister Alex Attwood announced today that a levy will be placed on single-use carrier bags starting in April, 2013. The initial levy will be five pence, increasing to ten pence in April, 2014. Northern Ireland uses approximately 250 million carrier bags each year.(1) The levy is expected to […]