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Bag tax warning

ENGLAND’S NEW bag tax could cause conflict and contamination, according to experts.   From today, October 5th, large retailers will have to charge customers 5p for single-use plastic bags. The policy, pushed through under the coalition government, should dramatically reduce the number of bags used.   Similar regulations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have…
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Consumers asked to ‘be patient’ on launch of plastic bag tax

RETAILERS IN NORTHERN Ireland have called on the government and customers to “be patient” as they get used to the new plastic bag tax launched today, April 8th, 2013.   Retailers and businesses in Northern Ireland must now charge at least five pence for each new single use carrier bag they supply to customers.  …
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