Little sign of urgency over plastic bag charge

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Little sign of urgency over plastic bag charge
 © CyprusMail 2018
A law introducing charges for plastic bags is just a few weeks away from coming into force on July 1, but environmentalists complain far too little has been done to prepare shoppers for the change.

In December last year, parliament voted into law a bill that would mean plastic bags between 15 and 50 microns will be charged a minimum of 5 cents plus VAT.

The law generously allowed a six-month transition period in which shops could begin charging slowly – at 2 cents per bag – but more crucially, use these six months as a period to run campaigns and inform the public....


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Little sign of urgency over plastic bag charge


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