Double Plastic Bag Charges to 10p is coming

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The plastic bag fee is set to increase to 10p and be opened up to every shop, according to reports.

Theresa May is expected to announce the changes as part of plans to tackle plastic pollution, the Daily Mail and Telegraph have reported.

Currently retailers that employ more than 250 people have to charge at least 5p per bag.

Under the new measures, the fee would reportedly double to 10p and include all retailers.

Disposable carrier bags issued by the seven biggest supermarket chains have declined by 86% since the charge was introduced in 2015, official figures showed.

Donations from the bag levy to good causes amounted to over £58.5 million, based on figures from two-thirds of the retailers who voluntarily reported the information.

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