As of today in England you will be charged for carrier bags when you visit shops, anywhere that employs 250+ people are now charging 5p a bag. I use cotton bags that I take in my handbag, the carrier bag tax may reduce consumption ya never know. Many shops have had training for today on how to deal with outraged customers who do not want to pay.
What are your thoughts on people having to pay for carrier bags? Will it put people off buying so much if they have to buy a bag?