NI offers £400k from plastic bag charge for green projects

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister has announced £400,000 of funding raised from the plastic bag charge will go towards local environment projects. Michelle McIlveen said non-profit organisations can apply to receive part of the Challenge Fund in order to finance green projects and boost civic pride. The 5p charge was introduced in Northern Ireland in 2013. In the […]

Queen’s Speech confirms 5p plastic bag charge

A mandatory 5p charge for single-use plastic bags in England has been confirmed in the Queen’s Speech today. The levy is already in place in Wales and Northern Ireland while Scotland is due to introduce one later this year. The charge is scheduled to apply in England from October 2015. More than seven billion single-use […]