Thursday, 28 February 2008

Sad Plastic

Marks and Spencer will charge food customers 5p for every plastic carrier bag they use, the chain announced today. The charge is aimed at reducing demand for the bags, which campaigners say damage the environment. Around 13bn plastic bags are given out free to UK shoppers every year and take 1,000 years to decay. Read here

Billions of plastic bags contribute to waste each year. From useful to used up, follow the sad life cycle of the plastic bag. Also news from Marks and Spencer Chief executive on why the store is to begin charging its food shoppers 5p for carrier bags.
Watch the videos here and one here on M and S decision to charge for bags.

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