carrier bag levy

£1.5m raised for good causes through carrier bag levy since introduction

A regional co-operative is marking the success of the carrier bag levy five years after it came into force in England on 5 October 2015.

Southern Co-op's customers have cut their use of single use plastic bags by millions whilst also raising more than £1.5m for good causes across the south.

Back in 2015 the independent retailer initially set a goal of reducing single-use...