Interesting Fact - Plastic Bags
7.6 billion plastic carrier bags are handed out in England every year.
(That's 61,000 tonnes of plastic, and the equivalent of 140 bags per person.
The government expects the English scheme to cut use of plastic carrier bags by up to 80% in supermarkets, and by 50% on the High Street. It is expected to save £60m in litter clean-up costs as well as generate £730m for good causes over the next decade.
Let's hope we can learn to carry a reusable bag with us.)