Lib Dems bag the credit

Plastic carrier bags have hit the news. The first six months since the 5p charge was introduced has led to the number of single-use carrier bags issued falling to half a billion. It was 7 billion last year. (1)

What is often not reported is that it is down to the Liberal Democrats in Government that this policy happened.

Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron, said: "We always said the test of this policy would be by the amount of bags that are cut from public consumption and the funds raised for charities - on both these tests this policy has passed."

(1) The Guardian, 30 July 2016.

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