Awareness of new plastic carrier bag charges in England 2015

This statistic shows consumer awareness of a new 5 pence charge on single-use carrier bags to be put in place in all supermarkets and many other high street stores in England from October 5th 2015. Of respondents, 67 percent were aware and said they will bring their own bag. A further 15 percent were also aware but said they will pay.

Are you aware that from Oct 5th (2015), you will be charged 5p for single-use carrier bags in all supermarkets and many high street shops in England?

Share of respondents aware
Not aware18%
Aware and will pay15%
Aware and will bring own bag67%
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Source

Release date

September 2015

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

September 2015

Number of respondents

1,964 respondents

Supplementary notes

People polled represented a cross section of age and gender in England.
The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Are you aware that from Oct 5th, in a little over two weeks, you will be charged 5p for single-use carrier bags in all supermarkets and many high street shops in England?"

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