Shoppers in Hull and the East Riding will now be charged 5p for carrier bags

Published: Tuesday 6th October 2015 by KCFM

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England has joined the rest of the UK and started charging for plastic bags – which it’s hoped will have a big impact on the environment.

People who shop at supermarkets and larger stores in England will now have to pay 5p for one

Asda Mount Pleasant manager Ed Hilling welcomes the changes and says the money will be used to benefit charities

“It’s going to go to our national charities but it will be centrally operated, so it we’ll be able to given the choice centrally where that funding goes.

“I think it’s a fantastic ideal, it will reduce the level of bags in landfill, the amount of bags that we see dotted around car parks , in children’s play areas. Especially the animals they always seem to caught up in carrier bags. I only think it’s going to be a good thing.”

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Published: Tuesday 6th October 2015 by KCFM

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  • John E Pallister BA

    Mmmmm….not sure this will work as at 5p per bag to dump your rubbish in, is still a lot cheaper

    than humping those horrible bigblack bags around.

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