# Monday, 18 March 2013

Ministers are calling for a plastic bag tax to be included in the next Budget. Under the scheme plastic bags would be subject to a 5p charge, It is hoped this would discourage people from using them and encourage a move towards more reusable bag use. A similar idea has already been tried in Wales where it has proven to be quite successful. The question is, would a 5p charge make you think twice about using a plastic carrier bag?