Every single shop in England to double the price of plastic bags this month

However, Nina warned thicker plastic “bags for life” are still often being used and British shops need to tackle this issue too.

She said: “The UK uses more than a billion and a half heavy-duty bags for life a year, so to make sure the gains made on carrier bags aren’t lost we also need to phase out bags for life.”

The Co-op has already announced it will get rid of its plastic bags for life, making them unavailable in stores for customers to buy.

The company will also scrap its single-use carrier bags and replace them with compostable bags, which will also cost 10p.

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