Plastic bag charge to increase to 10p in all shops in England

The change aims to further reduce the volume of plastic waste generated from the plastic bag sales

Plastic bag charge in Scotland to double to 10p

The move is expected to come into effect from 1st April

Single-use plastic bag charge to double to 10p and extend to all retailers

The government has confirmed small retailers that employ 250 people or less will no longer be exempt from the levy

Plastic bag sales in England plunge 95% since 5p charge

Latest figures reveal Asda, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Group, Tesco and Waitrose sold 322m less bags last year

Plastic bag charge raises £2m for green projects in Northern Ireland

Up to 24 organisations will share the £2m grant generated from the carrier bag levy

Supermarkets report 90% decline in plastic bag sales after 5p charge

The average person in England now buys only 10 bags a year compared with 140 bags in 2014 before the charge was introduced

Waitrose launches £1m fund to crackdown on plastic pollution

It is inviting applications from charities, academic institutions, social enterprises, schools and colleges until 24th January

Co-op to replace single-use plastic bags with compostable ones

The new alternatives can be reused as food waste caddy liners

UK Scouts to inspire young people to tackle plastic pollution

The initiative will be supported by a new international exchange programme, allowing Scouts from the UK and Kenya to visit one another

UK Government proposes doubling plastic bag charge to 10p

It could also be extended to all shops across the country