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Carrier bags

Carrier bags

Since 1 October 2011, there has been a minimum charge of 5p on all single use carrier bags.

The Welsh Government wants to drastically reduce the number of bags given away in Wales. Since 1 October 2011, there has been a minimum charge of 5p on all single use carrier bags.

The minimum 5p charge should be enough to reduce how many bags are given out without creating a burden or preventing you from impulse shopping.

You will be charged for a bag wherever you shop. But no one has to pay the charge. You can avoid the charge by taking your own bags shopping with you.

Policy

For more information on Welsh Government policies on single-use carrier bags, please visit the Carrier bag charge Wales website.

Visit: Carrier bag charge Wales website (external link)

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The carrier bag charge is here. Remember to take your bags when you're shopping.