Outrage about the 5p tax on carrier bags swept across Britain at the end of last year – well, not Wales, we already had this tax – but what’s all the fuss really about? Sure you have to pay 5p anytime you want a carrier bag but is it really the end of the world?
No. In fact, this move could be a great thing for packaging in the UK. That’s right, we said it! This tax is a good thing and here’s why:
No More Flimsy Plastic Bags
You may have noticed it yourself, but there has been a steady drop already in the number of single use plastic bags being used. If you’re paying for a bag then you demand a certain quality and that means that you get much better bags for your 5p. This is great because it means you don’t have to worry about all your groceries breaking the bag as you walk home from the shops. Continue reading…