Charges for single-use plastic carrier bags
Information for consumers and retailers about England's 5p carrier bag charge from 5 October 2015.
These publications explain that the charges for single-use carrier bags encourage you to:
- re-use bags
- use bags for life
- reduce waste
Information for consumers
- Policy paper
Guidance for retailers
- Promotional material
Summary of data in England
- Research and analysis
Published: 3 July 2015
Updated: 21 July 2017
- Added a link to the summary of the data reported by retailers in England for 2016 to 2017.
- Added information about summary of data for first 6 months of the charge.
- Added link to 24 July news story, "plastic bag numbers rise for the fifth year".
- New information for consumers and others published, as well as artwork for retailers.
- First published.