Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th May 2018.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much revenue has been raised by the plastic carrier bag levy since the introduction of that levy.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In total the charge has raised approximately £95 million from retailers since it was introduced in October 2015. The vast majority of the proceeds have been donated to a range of good causes covering the arts, education, environment, health, heritage and sports as well as local causes chosen by customers or staff.

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