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Environmental groups say we should really call them ‘bags for a week’ because we use so many of them. Greenpeace and another campaign group, The Environmental Investigation Agency, monitor plastic usage by the supermarkets on an annual basis.
Their latest report says that although fewer traditional flimsy carrier bags are being sold, the use of ‘bags for life’ has risen by 30% since last year - one reason why the use of plastics overall by the supermarkets is still rising. Most retailers charge between 10 and 30 pence for the bags. Sainsbury's has recently doubled its charge to 20 pence.
The supermarkets say they are aware of the problem and are trying to address it. Lidl for example, is piloting a scheme in Wales to stop selling the bags. It will be rolled out across the UK if it's a success.