Research and analysis
Carrier bag charge: summary of data in England
A summary of the data on single-use plastic carrier bags in England.
Since 5 October 2015, large shops in England have been required by law to charge 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags. They are required by law to report certain information to Defra, and they provide other information on a voluntary basis.
These publications summarise the data collected by Defra for
- the first 6 month reporting period - from 5 October 2015 to 6 April 2016
- the first full year - from 7 April 2016 to 6 April 2017
We publish the full datasets on data.gov.uk.
Published: 30 July 2016
Updated: 21 July 2017
- Data added for the first full year from 7 April 2016 to 6 April 2017.
- First published.