General Article Break the Bag Habit!

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Join the campaign to bring in a plastic bag charge in England!

MCS has joined The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Keep Britain Tidy and Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) to call for a charge on single-use bags in England, following the success of such charges in Wales and Ireland.

The four organisations have formed the Break the Bag Habit campaign calling on Westminster to reduce litter and waste by requiring retailers to introduce a small charge on all single-use bags.

Wales already has one, Northern Ireland is introducing one in 2012 and Scotland is consulting on the matter. Come on England!! Don’t get left behind.


How can you help?

You can help put pressure on Westminster to introduce a charge and reduce bag litter in our countryside and in our seas by writing to your MP and/or the media.


Why are we asking for a bag charge in England?

  • Over the past two years, the number of carrier bags used in England has increased despite repeated Government calls for retaile...

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