It appears that plastic bag charges are making a difference.  A BBC news report today highlights the fact that there has been a 50% reduction in the number of plastic bags being found during beach clean-ups. This is great news and a clear indication of how a reduction in single use plastic has to be an essential part of the strategy if we are going to protect our oceans.  The actual use of plastic bags has reduced by around 80% so lets hope that we see a continuation of this trend over the next 12 months.  Just say no to plastic bags – it’s simple

You can read the full BBC report here

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