1.5 Billion 'Bags For Life' Have Been Sold
Bags for Life are on the verge of being banned from supermarkets or increased in price from 10p to 70p.
Sales in bags for life have increased massively in the past year, with approximately 1.5 Billion being sold. Many supermarkets removed single-use plastic bags from their stores a few years ago, but the issue is that bags for life contain more plastic content than the single-use bags. - A bag for life needs to be used four times for it to become environmentally friendly, and campaigners want to ban or increase the price of these bags since each family household in the UK has approximately 54 bags for life within their possession.
Fiona Nicholls from Greenpeace UK said: "We hear piecemeal supermarket announcements on plastic every other week, but in reality, they are putting more plastic on the shelves than ever. - Supermarkets need to buck up and think bigger. They must change their stores to offer loose food dispensers, reusable packaging, and move away from throwaway packaging altogether."
Single-use bags have been decreasing massively, but the issue of single-use and throwaway packaging is still an issue in many supermarkets in the United Kingdom. - Trials across the country and experiments have taken place to see the effect on reusable packaging and non-single-use plastics.
Many UK supermarkets need to sort this issue of plastic bags and packaging out since most of the major UK supermarkets have increased their plastic usage every year and is becoming increasingly worrying.