Open consultation

Single use carrier bags: extending and increasing the charge


Seeking views on extending and increasing the single use carrier bag charge as part of our commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan.

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Consultation description

We want your views on our proposal to extend and increase the carrier bag charge. The proposals include:

  • extending the charge to include all retailers (with no reporting requirements for small and medium businesses)
  • increasing the charge to 10p
  • requiring producers of single use carrier bags to report how much they sell
  • removing the exemption at security restricted areas in airports
Published 27 December 2018