The National Assembly of Wales’ Sustainability Committee has been considering a petition calling for plastic bags to be banned.
The committee have been gathering evidence for six months and has now published it’s report. The report calls for the Welsh Assembly Government to impose a levy on the use of plastic carrier bags at check-outs.
They estimate that a levy of 10p per bag would raise almost £6.5 million per year, which they suggest could be used to fund environmental projects in Wales.
It sounds like a great idea to me.