The daily pill (with survey)

Plastic bags to double their price in April 2021 in the UK: they will cost 10p.

It has been announced as an additional step to tackle plastic pollution. However, every April with the beginning of the tax year, minimum wage and taxes (therefore prices) go up to keep up with the inflation, so it could simply be a reassessment of the price, in line with the currency, not a tackle on plastic pollution.

What about a £1 per bag? 2 years ago, ITV interviewed shoppers and retailers, when the 10p rule was first discussed to be introduced in shops with more than 250 employers.

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