The 5p charge on carrier bags in Wales has resulted in a 96 per cent reduction in their use. Why can’t we do that in England?
It’s a small price to pay to avoid the pollution of our countryside and seas and the dreadful effect they have been proven to have on wildlife and fish.
There is also the effect on the human food chain, which should be taken into consideration.
Successive governments should be ashamed that only the Welsh have the guts to put a charge on the use of these bags.
Of course people who are too lazy to remember to take their own bags shopping are the real culprits.