The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Jurisdiction: Wales

Commencement: 8th April 2020

Amends: Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) Regulations 2010

Mini Summary

The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) Regulations 2010 introduce a minimum charge of 5 pence for every single use carrier bag supplied new. The charge applies to sales in-store and distance selling.


Single use carrier bags only intended for use to carry goods that have been purchased for delivery as part of a grocery service (e.g. bags used to hold groceries delivered to a household by a supermarket) or for collection of groceries (e.g. click and collect) do not need to be charged for between 8th April 2020 and 8th July 2020. After this date, retailers will need to once again charge a minimum of 5 pence for all single use carrier bags.

This temporary exemption has been put in place as part of the response to the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.


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