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Shops warn ministers over bags-for-life charge plan

Retailers have warned Welsh ministers it would be "perverse" to extend the 5p charge on plastic bags to "bags-for-life" sold by major stores.

Ministers say use of plastic bags has dropped by 81% in supermarkets since the charge was introduced in 2011.

But they say some customers are buying bags-for-life and throwing them away or forgetting to re-use them.

The Welsh Retail Consortium said it was wrong to penalise customers for buying and using reusable bags.

Political correspondent Tomos Livingstone reports for Sunday Politics Wales.

'Bags-for-life' charge 'perverse'

  • 24 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales