Plastic carrier bag charges: share of adults using own shopping bag in England 2015

This statistic shows the results of a survey, displaying the share of adults who will bring their own bag when shopping following the new 5 pence charge on single-use carrier bags put in place in all supermarkets and many other high street stores in England from October 5th 2015. Those over 55 years of age were most likely to bring their own bag, at 79 percent. The younger age groups were less likely to bring a bag, but more likely to pay than consumers in the over 55 group.

Share of adults who will bring own bag when shopping following plastic bag charges in England in October 2015, by age*

Share of respondents
Under 3553%
35 to 5467%
Over 5579%
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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.
* Respondents were originally asked the following question: "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?". The source does not provide the original wording of the question posed during the survey regarding use of own bag.

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