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Price of plastic carrier bags in England to double to 10p next year

The fee for plastic shopping bags in England will be doubled to 10p and extended to all shops from April 2021.

Small retailers - those employing 250 people or fewer - will no longer be exempt, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said.

Environment Secretary George Eustice described the UK as "a world-leader in this global effort".

Greenpeace said the move was "a small step in the right direction" but urged the government to go further.

The environmental group called for "fast and substantial reductions on plastic pollution" beyond the issue of carrier bags.

 

From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53968502

 

Is it just me or are most shops already charging 10p for a plastic carrier bag?

 

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The government "expects" retailers to donate proceeds from plastic bag sales to good causes - but it's not compulsory. According to Defra, an estimated £51m was donated in 2017-18.

But while the vast majority of retailers chose to donate their plastic bag revenue - in line with government expectations - some chose to keep the money instead.

 

Donated where though? And which retailers are just profiting from this?

 

"Good causes" = Big Charity companies that pay managers and executives 'generous' salaries, while 'volunteers' work in their shops 'for free' or hang around high streets pestering passers-by.

 

Very little of this quoted £51m figure will actually go to the subjects supposedly supported by these 'charities', directed instead into hedge-funds.

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On 8/24/2020 at 9:29 AM, EnigmaticWorld said:

David Hogg deletes Twitter poll after majority respond 'No' to hearing his 2020 election 'thoughts'

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/david-hogg-deletes-twitter-poll-after-majority-respond-no-to-hearing-his-2020-election-thoughts

 

I wondered where this subversive moron's poll went. lol

 

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Simply brilliant , some pretentious narcissistic prick has just had his ego shattered, and he has just come to realize  the majority doesn't give a rat's ass what he thinks🤣

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On 8/31/2020 at 2:29 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

Price of plastic carrier bags in England to double to 10p next year

The fee for plastic shopping bags in England will be doubled to 10p and extended to all shops from April 2021.

Small retailers - those employing 250 people or fewer - will no longer be exempt, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said.

Environment Secretary George Eustice described the UK as "a world-leader in this global effort".

Greenpeace said the move was "a small step in the right direction" but urged the government to go further.

The environmental group called for "fast and substantial reductions on plastic pollution" beyond the issue of carrier bags.

 

From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53968502

 

Is it just me or are most shops already charging 10p for a plastic carrier bag?

 

 

Donated where though? And which retailers are just profiting from this?

 

"Good causes" = Big Charity companies that pay managers and executives 'generous' salaries, while 'volunteers' work in their shops 'for free' or hang around high streets pestering passers-by.

 

Very little of this quoted £51m figure will actually go to the subjects supposedly supported by these 'charities', directed instead into hedge-funds.

 

Rather than making them more expensive, ban their manufacture and return to biodegradable hemp.

 

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Woman's body found in pond in front of Will and Kate's Kensington Palace home

The grim discovery in the Round Pond, near the home of Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children, occurred on August 29 as police and paramedics were called to Kensington Gardens in west London. Officers still haven't confirmed the identity of the woman, who was pronounced dead after being retrieved from the water.

 

"Police were called to Kensington Gardens W2 at 7.09am on Saturday, 29 August to a report of the concern for the safety of a woman.

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found an unresponsive woman.

"The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is being treated as unexplained at this time, but is not thought to be suspicious.

"A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the deceased."

It is not known if any Royal Family members were at home when the woman's body was discovered.

The Cambridges live in an apartment at Kensington Palace, and were attending a socially distanced family reunion with the Queen in Balmoral on August 29.

Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank live at Ivy Cottage on the palace grounds.

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9 minutes ago, Morpheus said:

That's shocking. So basically anyone with more than one property, or a landlord, will be stripped of their assets for the "common good", fascist bastards. 

 

Seems like they're pushing the UN goals big time while people are focused on the coronavirus. I posted this back in July:

 

Launch of sustainable development guide for councils

https://www.localgov.co.uk/Launch-of-sustainable-development-guide-for-councils/50795

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21 hours ago, Velma said:

The Cambridges live in an apartment at Kensington Palace, and were attending a socially distanced family reunion with the Queen in Balmoral on August 29.

 

It beats me why the media feel they need to mention 'socially distanced' here. Because I bet they weren't.

 

Now, "emotionally distanced" would be far more accurate. 😄

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14 hours ago, Grumpy Owl said:

 

It beats me why the media feel they need to mention 'socially distanced' here. Because I bet they weren't.

 

Now, "emotionally distanced" would be far more accurate. 😄

 

The Royals are all 'bugging out' at Balmoral in the Highlands, including Andrew, hopefully, cowering in fear from the peasants with pitchforks (placards) assembling at Buckingham Palace.

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Please tell me this son of a strawberry farmer is based.

 

Japan's next leader: How Yoshihide Suga beat the odds to succeed Shinzo Abe
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/09/14/national/politics-diplomacy/yoshihide-suga-japan-prime-minister/

 

Who am I kidding, I know he won't be.

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