plastic bag use halves in just one year in boost for war on pollution, and supermarkets record a massive drop of 93 per cent after bringing in 5p charge
A typical shopper now purchases only 10 times a year, down from 19 times last year and 140 times in 2014.
The heartbreaking sight of disposable plastic choking the sealife shocked the country and led to the newspaper the expulsion bag movement 10 years ago.
Five years ago.
Large supermarkets distribute 6 billion bags a year.
But now that number is only down to 0. 549 billion, which means that there are far fewer people blowing in rivers and seas or around the countryside.
Charities are also benefiting from this-£ 0. 169 billion postage will be spent on charity.
Today, the new environment minister, who writes specifically for the Daily Mail, said she will do everything she can to ensure the UK ends its \"toxic relationship\" with plastics \".
Theresa villies said: \"We take full action to cut plastic waste and put our environment in a better state and continue to achieve results, thanks to our 5 p fee, sales of plastic bags in large supermarkets have fallen by 90.
No one wants to see the devastating effects of plastic waste on our precious wildlife.
Today\'s figures are a strong proof that we collectively call for time to be a one-off society.
\"Every Daily Mail reader who leads the way in life using and reusing bags or other sustainable alternatives can believe that they contribute to a cleaner, greener, healthier environment.
The British public has accepted the long-standing challenge of the Daily Mail.
Stand and expel the pack.
Figure 0. 549 billion-down 45 per year-related to last year, covering Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury\'s, Co-
Tesco and witrose.
In all supermarkets with more than 250 employees, package sales fell in 2018/19. 11billion.
The Treasury Department rejected the tax requirement for the Mail, claiming it was not popular with consumers and retailers.
But it was finally launched by George Osborne in October 2015.
Charging plastic bags is not the only measure to stop the wave of plastic pollution advocated by newspapers.
Including a world.
The leading bead ban, bottle and can deposit return program will take effect on 2023, as well as the ban on the supply of plastic straws, mixers and cotton buds on April 2020.
The government also plans to tax plastic packaging because recycled plastic packaging accounts for at least 30. Maddy Haughton-
Boakes, who protects the rural movement in England, said: \"the continued reduction in plastic bag usage in our supermarkets is more evidence that microfinance incentives can have a huge impact.
Theresa Victoria must now consolidate this success by promoting it to all small stores, large retailers and supermarkets.
\"There is absolutely no reason not to charge all bags, paper and plastic to end the use of these single items --
Use items completely.
\"Another small financial incentive that the government must hurry up to launch is to establish a deposit return system for every beverage can, bottle carton and bag of various shapes, sizes and materials.
By depositing a small deposit on all beverage containers, we will increase the recovery rate to above, creating a circular economy for tens of billions of annual consumption. End the damage they caused to the environment.