Tag Archives: Andrew Opie

5P charge on carriers bags to be made mandatory across England

FOLLOWING the example of Scotland and Wales, it has been announced that a minimum 5p charge on carrier bags will be introduced across England from 2015.   Retailers will be required to charge for single use carrier bags in a move that aims to reduce the number of bags in use as well as the…
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New figures on carrier bag use published

ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN organisation WRAP has published the latest data that shows that 8.1 billion thin-gauge (single-use) bags were used by supermarket customers  in the UK in 2012, a rise of 1.3% on 2011.   Overall data shows that the amount of thin-gauge bags used by supermarket customers each month has increased from 10.5 in 2011…
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Caterers dragged in to milk debate

RETAILERS HAVE taken a swipe at caterers, food manufacturers and the Government for not paying farmers enough for milk.   Supermarkets have come under intense pressure in recent weeks after a series of price cuts, which the NFU has said has left dairy farmers “at the end of their tether”.   However, the supermarkets have…
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