Research and analysis

Carrier bag charge: summary of data in England

A summary of the data on single-use plastic carrier bags in England.

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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
  • the second year - from 7 April 2017 to 6 April 2018

We publish the full datasets on data.gov.uk including:

Published 30 July 2016
Last updated 27 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the summary data for 2017 to 2018.
  2. Data added for the first full year from 7 April 2016 to 6 April 2017.
  3. First published.