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originally posted by: Cymru
Ok. I should expect no less from the "Daily Fail" but seriously?
The 5p charge in Wales has been deemed a monumental success but it seems England will struggle to cope ...
(Huffington Post link used as its aggregated the UK Press)
Mods feel free to move this and ATS feel free to shoot me down in flames but I fail to see the issue.
A 96% reduction in plastic carrier use can only be a good thing surely. Both the Environment and Charities gain.
/Lunchtime Rant Over
originally posted by: rossacus
a reply to: Cymru
Who cares about other people's lives when honest hard working British people have to pay 10p extra to shop ..you couldn't get bigger news if you wanted to.
Nah, Iceland, needed cheese and ham for tomorrow's packed lunch, oh and 4 pint cans of Carlsberg Export for the bargain price of £4.
originally posted by: nonspecific
Was that the coop by any chance?
Asda, Iceland, Morrisons and Waitrose have joined together in a unique partnership
to support an initiative that will make medical history.
All four retailers have pledged funds from the new levy on single-use carrier bags to
support the construction of a new world class dementia research centre at UCL in
London, with the aim of meeting the G8 Group challenge, following a lead from
David Cameron, to find a cure for dementia by 2025.
This £350 million project currently has a shortfall in funding of £100 million, and the
cash generated by carrier bag sales in food retailers across Britain has the potential
to bridge much of that gap.