5th October all supermarkets must charge shoppers in England 5p for plastic carrier bags – learn how to avoid the charge!

5th October all supermarkets must charge shoppers in England 5p for plastic carrier bags – learn how to avoid the charge!

We all know plastic bags are crap for the earth, now are so thin you end up double bagging everything and most of them end up in the bin within 1 or 2 uses as they start to fall apart.
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Well the government have decided enough is enough and all supermarkets (in England) will have to charge at least 5p from October 5th 2015.

The money raised however supposedly will go to charity which is a nice idea at least, however, it’s estimated it will cost families around £1.5billion over the next 10 years.

These 10 ways will save you some money:

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  • Bags without handles are still free…however we’ve never seen them
  • Paper bags are free however again no supermarket we know use them…
  • Trolley Bags are awesome albeit a little expensive > http://10ws.co/1Pw9PxY

trolley-bags

  • Bag Buddy > http://10ws.co/1OvZ2X2 + use existing bags
  • Find all the ‘bag for life’ bags you’ve bought over the years, that are now being used to store clothes, things in the garage/loft etc
  • Make your own Duct-tape shopping bag

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