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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)
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