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Usage of thin-gauge carrier bags in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2014

Number of thin-gauge (single-use) carrier bags used by supermarket shoppers in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2014 (in millions)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jul 24, 2015
Usage of thin-gauge carrier bags in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2014 This statistic shows how many thin-gauge (single-use) bags were used by shoppers in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2014, in millions of bags used. The number of bags used in England has grown steadily each year since 2010, while the number of bags used in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has steadily decreased. In a bid to reduce the number of plastic carry bags being used, England introduced a five pence surcharge on single-use bags on 5 October 2015, similar to the charge already in place across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Unlike in other jurisdictions, several exemptions and conditions have been attached to the English policy, and many critics feel this will limit the impact the policy will have.
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Number of thin-gauge (single-use) carrier bags used by supermarket shoppers in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2014 (in millions)

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