Tesco scraps 5p carrier bags for 10p ‘Bags for Life’

Tesco is to stop the sale of 5p carrier bags across the UK from the end of the month and instead offer 10p “Bags for Life”. The move follows a 10-week trial in Aberdeen, Dundee and Norwich, which the supermarket claims led to a 25% cut in bag sales as shoppers brought their own or […]

Paterson plans to set standard for biodegradable bags

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said he wants to set an industry standard for biodegradable carrier bags in tandem with the 5p charge on plastic bags announced by Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. Bags which complied could be sold at a lower cost or avoid the new 5p bag charge entirely. Speaking at the Conservative […]