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Wales’ Single-Use Bag Levy Both Effective and Popular

Huge Reductions in Single-Use Carrier Bags Cardiff, Wales, Sept. 24, 2012 – (PBBR)- The use of single-use carrier bags has been drastically reduced in Wales after the government implemented a five-pence levy last October 1st. All retailers are required to levy the fee for any bag, paper or plastic, distributed…

Wales’ 5p Charge For Single-Use Bags Begins Today

Today, October 1st, 2011 marks the beginning of a 5p charge for single-use bags in the country of Wales.   All retailers must levy the fee for any bag, paper or plastic, distributed to the customer. As reported on March 16th of this year, Wales is the first country in the…

Wales To Levy 5p Charge On Carrier Bags

Starting October 1st, Wales will become the first country in the United Kingdom to levy a charge on single-use carrier bags. The charge is part of Wales’ efforts to dramatically reduce the number of carrier bags provided to shoppers. According to Environment Minister Jane Davidson, each household used an average…