Information about the 5p charge for single-use plastic carrier bags in England from 5 October 2015.
Information for consumers and others about the 5p carrier bag charge introduced in England from 5 October 2015.
Published: 17 July 2015
Updated: 31 July 2017
- We have added more information about the results of the scheme, and the money that's been given to good causes.
- Added a link to the summary of data in England for 2016 to 2017 under the 'Results from the scheme' heading.
- Added information about summary of data for first 6 months of the charge.
- Added link to biodegradable bags review report.
- Regular editorial review and update.
- Updated the title to help search engines.
- Editorial review.
- Updated now that shops have started charging for bags.
- Editorial review to make some bits clearer and simpler.
- Updated to include 2014 carrier bag usage statistics.
- Added short video for consumers and others explaining the 5p charge for single-use plastic carrier bags.
- Added our short video for consumers and others explaining the 5p charge for single-use plastic carrier bags.
- First published.