5p carrier bag charge law comes into force on Monday If even one non exempt item is placed coach outlet atlanta dermatology in the bag, cashiers must charge 5p.
Bag charges to help good causes Retailers are expected to donate all proceeds from carrier bag sales to good causes. The biggest donations will be generated by the supermarkets. In Scotland, Boots has coach outlet online sale been giving money from charges to Macmillan Cancer coach outlet handbags manufacturers Support. From October, it will give all UK proceeds to Children in Need. Morrisons will give money to the Sue Ryder hospices and Superdrug is donating the money to support Marie Curie Cancer Care. However, the government is set to make 19m a year from the VAT attached to the sales of bags. Small retailers not included The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) said it was encouraging its members in England to introduce their own voluntary charging schemes wherever practical. James Lowman, chief executive of the ACS, said: "Independent retailers in England support the introduction of a universal 5p coach outlet coupons urban single use carrier bag charge, with 15% already having their own voluntary scheme in place. "Unfortunately, the Government has chosen to exclude small businesses, creating confusion for both retailers and consumers." Break the Bag Habit The initiative appears to have the support of the majority of shoppers in England, with 62% thinking it is reasonable to charge 5p for all carrier bags a 6% increase on 2012, a poll for the Break the Bag Habit coalition of litter charities found. But the latest survey found 51% were in support of an even more comprehensive scheme that extended the charge to all retailers.
Break the Bag Habit spokeswoman Samantha Harding said: "It is great that the Government has decided to introduce a bag charge in England, starting with major retailers and plastic bags. "This poll shows that the appetite is there to support a more comprehensive scheme, and tackle more of the bag litter that blights our countryside, rivers, towns and seas.".
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