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Posted by Gaby on 06/10/15

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Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area… [Infographic]

Due to the rise in plastic bag usage, a 5p charge was put in place on the 5th October 2015.

 

Infographic showing the usage of plastic bags

Infographic showing the usage of plastic bags – Feel free to share.

Here’s something you may have missed about the plastic bag charges:

Some retailers give the money, that comes in from bag charges, to chosen charities and/or community causes;
Marks and Spencer, who started charging for plastic bags in all its stores in 2007, split the revenues from the bags – with half going to a selection of national charities and the other half going to a community cause chosen instore.

Retailers can choose what to do with the proceeds of the charge, but they are expected to donate it to good causes. Over the next 10 years the government hopes the charge will raise £730m for such causes.
(Source: Telegraph 2015, BBC 2015)

Alternative paper carrier bags:

Revive Recycled Paper Carrier Bag - Brown

Revive Recycled Paper Carrier Bag – Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Gusset Paper Carrier Bag - Brown

Deep Gusset Paper Carrier Bag – Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustain Small paper carrier bag - White

Sustain Small paper carrier bag – White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to share this infographic and raise awareness of food waste.

More Infographics:

1. 4 top tips in reducing food waste in the restaurant and catering industry

2. Effects of waste on marine life

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