Gove hails ‘pop­u­lar’ tax on plas­tic bags

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

The plas­tic bag charge is one of the most pop­u­lar taxes ever in­tro­duced by any govern­ment, En­vi­ron­ment Sec­re­tary Michael Gove has said.

The 5p levy, in­tro­duced in 2015, has re­duced the num­ber of sin­gle-use plas­tic bags bought by about 90 per cent, show­ing an en­vi­ron­men­tally con­scious pub­lic will pay more to re­duce pol­lu­tion, Mr Gove added.

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