Wednesday, November 04, 2009

After 9 years, Wales to follow Ireland.

In 2002 Ireland launched a 15 cent carrier bag tax - cutting their use by 90 per cent and reducing litter. Nine years later in 2011, shoppers in Wales are to be charged up to 15p per carrier bag. Other parts of Britain are expected to follow by introducing the tax aimed at reducing the number of plastic bags which take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade.

This is stupid, our government should not be treating it's voters like children. Anyone wanting to charge me 15p for a plastic carrier bag will be told where to stuff it! Efficient use of resources should be encouraged and not charged. The idle rich are never going to be bothered by a 15p charge for a carrier bag, they will just pay for the convenience and throw it away later. Governments should get the public behind them, rather than annoy them with petty childish taxes.
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