CPRE’s bag monster had its own tail made from 254 bags – the number given out every second. Bag monsters are growing year-on-year - last year in England we used eight billion carrier bags. Bags monsters are escaping and littering our streets and countryside and threatening wildlife.
Listen to public opinion says Zac Goldsmith
Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond, said: ‘It is time Government policy on single use carrier bags reflected public opinion. British businesses are asking for a 5p charge; over 56 per cent of the English public say they support a bag charge. Despite huge advances in countries around the world, we still rely in this country on a weak voluntary arrangement with the big retailers; an arrangement that simply has not delivered. There is no good reason for delay, and the Government should introduce a 5p charge this year.’
Retailers support campaign
Retailer Lush who is supporting the campaign said: ‘All single use carrier bags are rubbish. Plastic bags pollute our beaches, countryside and cities for thousands of years.’
Ask your MP to help put an end to the Bag Monsters
Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond has put forward an Early Day Motion asking for a charge to be introduced in England for single-use bags.
Write to your MP asking them to support the campaign to Break the Bag Habit and sign the Early Day Motion 534 calling for a charge on single-use bags.
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