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  • 48 per cent reduction in numbers of single issue carrier bags handed out in the UK, May 2006 to May 2009. [1] According to WRAP, some 5.6 billion single-use bags are still likely to be used during the current year (2009) [2]


  • Supermarkets pledge to cut carrier bags by 50 per cent (against 2006 levels) by spring 2009, December 18 [3] In 2006, around 13 billion bags were used by consumers in the UK.
  • WRAP reports 1 billion fewer carrier bags, down from 13.4 billion to 12.4 billion, February 28 [4]


  • London’s council leaders approve a Bill that will seek to ban the distribution of free, throw away shopping bags in the capital, November 13 [5] place

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  1. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, July 17, 2009
  2. WRAP, July 17, 2009
  3. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, December 18
  4. WRAP, February 28
  5. London Councils, November 13
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