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Ask 7 Cents a Plastic Bag and 90% of English Say ‘No Thanks’

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  • Bag use seen falling annually to 1 billion from 7.6 billion
  • Eight million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year

Requiring U.K. consumers to pay 5 pence (7 U.S. cents) for a plastic shopping bag yielded almost a 90 percent drop in their use.

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