Shops ignoring plastic bag ban

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Shops ignoring plastic bag ban
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A new law forbidding the handing out of free plastic bags in supermarkets came into effect on January 1, but when supermarkets reopened on Wednesday after the holiday break, there were no signs of any changes.

By law, supermarkets have now entered a transition period of six months until July 1, after which they will be penalised if they don’t charge customers at least 5 cents for each bag taken from the checkout.

The transition period allows the shops to start charging slowly, with an initial charge of 2 cents per bag for six months, after which the full 5 cents must be...


Shops ignoring plastic bag ban


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