Should England pay for plastic bags?

The Government’s proposal for introducing a 5p charge for plastic carrier bags has come under scrutiny this week, with the Environmental Audit Committee labelling the plans, “a complete mess”.

A 5p rate for all disposable bags was introduced in Wales and Northern Ireland on 1 October 2011 and is proving successful.

But what do you think, should a 5p levy be placed on plastic bags in England?

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The Government’s proposal for introducing a 5p charge for plastic carrier bags has come under scrutiny this week, with the Environmental Audit Committee labelling the plans, “a complete mess”.

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A 5p rate for all disposable bags was introduced in Wales and Northern Ireland on 1 October 2011 and is proving successful.

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But what do you think, should a 5p levy be placed on plastic bags in England?