Waitrose gets plastic waste in the bag with compostable replacements

The supermarket has pledged to scrap single-use plastic carrier bags by March

Plastic bag charges ‘cut ocean waste by 30%’

The report says this shows the power of such levies to change customer behaviour

Morrisons bins single-use plastic bags

Morrisons is the latest supermarket to announce it will scrap single-use carrier bags. In a move to slash the amount of plastic waste it generates, the retailer will start phasing out the plastic bags from the beginning of March. It will mean customers will have to bring their own bags or pay 10p for a […]

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 […]

Shops in England to charge 5p for plastic bags

Shops in England will be forced to charge 5p for all plastic carrier bags they sell, after the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the measure at the Liberal Democrat party conference. Speaking over the weekend Mr Clegg said: “Plastic carrier bags blight our towns and countryside. They take hundreds of years to degrade and […]