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Carrier bag charge for Scots shoppers

A public awareness campaign has begun to highlight the new carrier bag charge.

From next month, every retailer in Scotland will charge at least 5p for each new bag they give to shoppers.

MSPs voted for the move to help tackle Scotland's litter problem but the charge is not just for plastic bags, it will be imposed on paper and other biodegradable carriers too.

The move is designed to cut litter as BBC Scotland's Aileen Clarke reports.

  • 25 Sep 2014