Scottish Government to Launch Consultation on Carrier BagsPublished 26 June 2012 in Footprint and Sustainable Consumption
The Scottish Government announced on 24 June that it will launch a consultation this week on a range of proposals, including the introduction of a charge for single-use carrier bags in supermarkets.
The consultation will cover the following proposals:
- A requirement for all retailers to charge
- This includes all thin gauge/disposable carrier bags, regardless of material
- Setting the minimum charge at 5p
The Scottish Government had intended to publish the carrier bag consultation in autumn 2011, but the consultation has been subject to delay.
Related Scottish Government press release.