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With more than one trillion plastic bags distributed worldwide each year, the amount of waste created through everyday shopping is substantial, contributing to an ever-growing crisis of polluted water and non-biodegradable landfills. Estimates suggest there are nearly 50,000 pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the world’s oceans which take up to 500 years to degrade.
A YouGov/Sunday Times poll from July 2013 found that 62 per cent of the public believe that MPs should be working full time on representing their constituency, saying that they are well paid and that a second job presents potential conflicts of interest and corruption.