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The Lowdown on the UK's 5p Plastic Bag Charge

“We’re livinggg in a material world and I am a material girl…”

Well Madonna, the materials are slowly but surely being sorted out! If you haven’t noticed, as of October 5th 2015, … 600 more words


5p Charge Not Your Bag? When Plastic isn't so Fantastic...

Time to bag it up people….

Monday 5th October will forever be held in our memories as Doomsday. That tragic, unforgettable Autumnal day, our week began with a hard-hitting realisation that was almost incomprehensible. 440 more words


How to Keep Your Jeans Clean With a Plastic Bag

Leftover shopping bags aren’t just for lining the bathroom trash can or picking up dog poop. Check out these other clever recycling ideas, too.

1. Fill in Gaps… 345 more words

#Plasticbagchaos, or The End of the World as We Know it

Something in the business news caused a lot of passionate reactions among the English this week. It wasn’t Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” scandal – that has gone by with barely a murmur, despite well over a million drivers in Britain being affected. 821 more words


Please, only the start...

Great news that, at long last, England is making you pay to kill wildlife and pollute both land and sea.  The rest of the UK got there before us and with considerably less bother and confusion over the rules.  258 more words


Monday, 5th October 2015

Fivepenny tax, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪvpəni
Etymology: < five adj. + penny n.

1. One at fivepence in the pound.
2. The Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015. 16 more words


This costs more than 5p: the life story of a plastic bag.

On the day that shoppers in England start to pay for plastic bags, let’s watch this film which “traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it. 28 more words