The UK government has recently introduced a 5p charge for all carrier bags purchased in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic used throughout England. There are benefits of this environmentally of course, less wastage and more recycling. It has been evident that consumers are reluctant to pay 5p for a plastic carrier bag thus will rather carry their items loosely or use a reusable bad. Some shops have decided to give the profits from the carrier bag sales to charities, however some will keep the profits to line their own pockets. Some shops in the UK have paper bags and bags that are biodegradable; this means the bags naturally break down over time. What do you think? Vote on the poll and comment below.