Author: Tatiana Homonoff

Paper or plastic? How disposable bag bans, fees and taxes affect consumer behavior

From The Conversation Last month, England became the latest government – and last among members of the UK – to pass a policy to combat the recent rise in the use of disposable plastic shopping bags, in its case a five-pence charge for each one. While English newspapers warned that the new policy would create chaos, England is by no means the first to consider such a controversial policy. Several countries across the world and local governments have taken steps to address the environmental consequences of increased plastic bag use through regulation. These regulations contain subtle but important design...

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