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Tesco plastic bag use ‘down 80%’ since 5p charge

The number of plastic bags taken home by shoppers at Tesco stores in England has dropped by almost 80% since a 5p levy was introduced, data suggests. The government brought in the charge on 5 October to help reduce the amount of plastic waste. Tesco declined to say how many 5p bags had been bought but said it was down 78% on the month before the charge, the Daily Telegraph reports. The chain is to give the proceeds from plastic bag sales to charity. ….[READ]


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