Unintended consequences of the 5p bag charge

Ruth Tarrant

6th October 2015

In the weeks prior to the introduction of the 5p bag charge in England, major supermarket chains decided to stock up on wire shopping baskets, with one chain reportedly purchasing an additional 60,000 of them!

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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