The law now requires shops with over 250 employees in England to charge 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags. Charging started on 5 October 2015.
The scheme aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic carrier bags, and the litter associated with them, by encouraging people to re-use bags.
A new supplier to the trade called Fold-Away products have produced a novel, on-trend and very useful new line for convenience retailers: a selection of foldaway shopping bags in 3 colours (pink, black, and blue) which are not only reusable 'eco-friendly' bags that are so small they fit on your key ring, but also come with a shopping trolley token to save you needing a £1 coin for the trolley. Your customers therefore get 2 'must haves' for shopping in one impulse purchase.
This offers stores a superb opportunity to sell re-usable foldaway bags to consumers. A high profit-making, easy to sell added value range.
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