Section 61 is commonly referred to when a contractor or developer applies to the Local Authority for consent to carry out works which have a impact on the community due to noise and vibration on site.
The aim of the charge was to reduce the amount of single-use plastic bags purchased and thrown away in an attempt to reduce the negative environmental impact of single-use plastics. So, where are we now? Has the 5p charge achieved what it was set to do? Has progress been made towards eliminating the need for single-use plastic bags?