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Plastic bag use grows for fifth year in a row

Plastic bags littered
Plastic bags littered • Photograph: Zainub Razvi

Plastic bag use is continuing to expand, according to new data from waste advisory charity WRAP that reveals 8.5 billion single-use carrier bags were handed out by UK supermarkets last year.

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