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  • Thursday 26 March 2015

The UK Carrier Bag charge updated...

The government have updated their proposed legislation for charges applicable to single use plastic carrier bags. In brief... A proposed 5p tax on single use plastic carriers will be introduced on October 15th this year. Applied to single use carrier bags below 49 micron. A Minimum 5p charge will be required for those bags between 50-70 micron and they must be replaced FOC. Plastic carriers over 70 micron are proposed to be exempt from the charge but this is yet to be confirmed. Businesses with less than 250 employees will also be exempt.
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