How to Build a Whole Country Approach
In 2015 the UK government, in an effort to reduce the number of single plastic bags in use, stated that customers must buy them rather than using them for free as had previously been the case. Many customers were not keen on this idea at first, as the ease of popping into a shop and being given as many bags as they need (often for single usage) was hard to consider not continuing. However, despite these concerns, there has been an astonishing 97% fewer single use carrier bags. Over £200 million has been raised for good causes in the UK; in 2021/22 over £10 million was donated to good causes in education and other leading sectors.