I wrote a post in January about the review of the use of plastic bags in the US, Australia and China. The conversation on the use and disposal of plastic bags has continued in the media. Marks and Spencer have announced that they are going to charge 5p per bag from May 6th and that the money raised would be used to improve parks and play areas across the country.
The Independent reports that approximately 13 billion plastic bags are given out in the UK every year. The bags are believed to take 1,000 years to decay.