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Plastic bags sales down by 90% following government 5p charge, decision on metaldehyde and RPA payments

Plastic bag floating in water

Today's blog looks at the success of the 5p plastic bag charge as the Environment Secretary reveals bag sales are down by 90% since it the charge was introduced. Furthermore, the Rural Payments Agency confirms that overdue agri-environment claims have been fully paid, we provide clarification on government reconsideration of metaldehyde ban and National Parks Minister, Lord Garner, visits New Forest Show. 

Friday 27 October: Environment Secretary on visit to chocolate factory, antibiotics in animals, bottle return scheme consultation extended

Environment Secretary on farm and food visit Today Environment Secretary Michael Gove is set to visit Shropshire and Birmingham to meet key members of the food and farming industry. This morning, he visited a ‘no-till’ farm in Shropshire to see …