When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
England Single Use Carrier Bags Charges Order 2015View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy imposes a charge of 0.05p (USD 0.07) on single use plastic bags. This policy was regarded as a success as it had positive consumer participation, despite the tax on plastic bags initially being deemed not high enough.
(Reviewed in Jan 2022)
Through an analytical framework, we've reviewed over 100 plastic policies. These reviews determine the effectiveness of policies in reducing plastic pollution and we offer recommendations in light of this evidence, to enhance future policy making. You can find out more about our methods on our methods page.Methods