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Northern Ireland Reduces Carrier Bag Usage by 72%

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…

Northern Ireland Imposes Levy on Single Use Bags

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 14, 2013 (ENS) – Retailers in Northern Ireland must now charge shoppers at least five pence for each new single use carrier bag. The new levy is intended to slash by 80 percent the 250 million single use bags used in Northern Ireland each year. As…

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)…