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Bag Tax introduced in Northern Ireland

13th April 2013

08 April 2013 saw the introduction of a bag tax in Northern Ireland in a move to reduce the number of carrier bags used and thus better protect the environment. Retailers must now charge shoppers at least five pence for each new single-use carrier bag. The carrier bag tax will apply to plastic bags as well as those made from paper and plant based materials such as starch.

Click here for more information on the new single use carrier bag tax.