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The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs says the current 5p minimum charge has already cut plastic bag use by 86% in major supermarkets, and it wants the new rules to encourage people to change their behaviour further and use less plastic.
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Government figures show that more than £51 million raised by the charge was donated to good causes in 2017/18.
The easiest way to avoid the plastic bag charge is simply to bring your own bags with you when shopping. Doing this ensures you're saving cash AND avoiding using extra plastic – for more help, see our blog on 13 ways to use less plastic and save cash.
It currently only applies to major stores with at least 250 employees, but it's estimated smaller retailers account for around 3.6 billion single-use plastic bags every year.
The Government says that trade bodies representing around 40,000 small retailers have already voluntarily signed up to charge the 5p fee – but this represents only a small proportion of England's estimated 253,000 small or medium-sized retailers.