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› UK Plastic bag charge to be doubled to 10p in all shops across England

Discussion in 'SMB' started by steve30000, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

  2. BlackOps

    BlackOps Winger

    Silly now this how shops can profit from this. Thought it was brought in for the environment. Are retailers putting the money back into solving plastic polution? Doubt it
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  3. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    That was the intention of it. The money is supposed to go into charity's, bet if they investigated it, they might be shocked.
  4. Hugh Gains

    Hugh Gains Winger

    Just another tax
  5. The Resource

    The Resource Central Defender

    The 5p on the single use bags goes to charity, as the 'bags for life' are multi use the 10p or whatever for these does not.
    Notice which bags the supermarkets no longer provide? That is why the number of single use bags had declined, you can't get them any more.
  6. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    McDonalds charge you for a bag to put your food in.

    Made the mistake of not ordering a bag the other week and got my food on a tray even though it was takeaway. Bizarre.

    Plus paper bags were supposed to be exempt. I assume McDonalds are profiteering from it.

    Are the ones in supermarkets (Sainsbury’s orange ones which are the size of a postage stamp but thicker for example) not classed as single use?
  7. The Resource

    The Resource Central Defender

    Not sure on Sainsbury, but Tesco Morrisons and Asda don't offer single use bags as standard now.
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  8. It has made a difference outside. I've noticed less carrier bags in trees and bushes since the charge came in.
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  9. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    Primark paper bags are free. I thought McDonald's were too.
  10. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    That’s how it should be so goodness knows what McDonalds do with their 5p.
  11. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    Why? :lol:it's not plastic ffs.
    Honestly, greedy profiteering bastards

    There's still cans, bottles, crisp packets and fag boxes hoyed in the bushes and trees though.
    This country is scruffy as fuck in that respect.

    And that paper is definitely recyclable, so why are they charging for?
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2018
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  12. Old Prestonian

    Old Prestonian Striker

    You see more McDonalds paper bags full of shite discarded in the hedgerows than anything else. There should be a scratter tax on everything they sell to pay for the cleaning up.
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  13. Oh I know. And used dog poo bags thrown up into the branches :neutral:

    There's a lane near mine and the hedgerow is always full of McDonalds bags. It's about ten minutes drive away from the Drive Thru so I assume that's how long it takes people to scran their food and lob the packaging out the window :neutral:
  14. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    Do people not think that it's wrong when they're doing this?

    No respect for themselves, the environment, or the wildlife...
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  15. Alan BStard

    Alan BStard Striker

    *fewer* js. :D
  16. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    Does this happen in every other country, or is it just here that we treat our country like a bin?
  17. I was in a submarine off Lanzarote earlier this year and was disappointed to see plastic bottles and packaging littering the sea bed :(
  18. spitfire

    spitfire Striker

    Less plastic bags blowing around the SOL after 75 minutes.
  19. japs

    japs Striker

    It won't, needs to be 50p or a pound imo...as I rarely remember or know in advance that I'm off to the shops. Hope delivery each week costs 40p and.must get 20 bags minimum. Total waste, but can't be bothered to carry loose items across my living room etc. Wish they would use re-usaboe bags that we paid a deposit for or something....total pain.
  20. Gingga

    Gingga Winger

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