Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Sunday, 4 October 2015
Charging for Plastic Bags
In Harlesden Tesco recently, I saw they have big signs up reminding people about the new 5p charge for plastic bags. This already seems to work quite well in Scotland in reducing waste, which is an important part of the waste hierarchy concept that underpins most waste policy in Europe. In the past, people seem to have been very resistant to abandoning disposable bags, but habits can change.