Shoppers’ use of plastic carrier bags in England has dropped more than 59% in the country's main supermarkets in the past year. This follows the 2015 introduction of a 5p charge for plastic bags, which was enacted to reduce litter, protect wildlife and influence consumer behavior after the number of bags given out by the seven major supermarkets rose by 200 million in 2014. Overall, since 2015, the use of plastics bags in England has declined by an amazing 95%.

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