Builders' Merchants News

Carrier bag cut-back

Published:  27 July, 2009

NORTHAMPTON: Wickes has contributed to a near halving of plastic carrier bag use in the UK.

In February 2006, 21 retailers pledged to reduce the environmental impact of carrier bags by halving their use.

In May 2009, 452 million single issue carrier bags were handed out in the UK compared to 870 million in May 2006: a 48% reduction.