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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced today (7 May) it will extend the 10p carrier bag levy to all retailers from 21 May.
The levy will apply to bags sold by large, medium, small, micro and airport retailers, with a fine in place for retailers that do not comply.
Defra guidelines state bags must be single-use, unused, plastic and 70 microns thick or less, and have handles and an opening.
The Compost Foundation is hosting an International Compost Awareness Week from 2-8 May to raise awareness about the benefits of composting
Food retailers and packaging companies are looking towards biodegradable and compostable alternatives to replace single-use plastic
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