Just thought we'd mention an update from late last week, when new EU rules to reduce plastic bags were agreed. As you might expect, the Greens led on this. This time last year research showed that 19 million single-use carrier bags were given out every day in England alone in the Christmas run-up. When a 5p charge was introduced in Wales, use of plastic bags went down by 96%. It does work. The charge, to a large extent is avoidable by re-using bags. But it seems some sections of the EU parliament are just determined to vote down any EU initiative, meantime the Greens/EFA are trying to get things done. The charge will be introduced here after the election next year, until then, voluntarily refuse plastic bags - in use for mere minutes, in our landscape for decades, even worse - maiming and killing wildlife.
25/11/2014 12:12 - facebook