Do you agree with the 5p charge for carrier bags?

Do you agree with the 5p charge for carrier bags?

From 5 Oct, England joins the rest of the UK in charging 5p for most carrier bags from supermarkets and other large retailers - the money will go to charity. The aim is to reduce the use of bags, which can cause serious environmental problems. Retailers will be fined if they don’t comply.

Which of these is closest to your view?

Results

I live in England (21291 votes)
I support the charge, but 5p isn’t enough 3306 votes (16%)
A 5p charge is a good idea 8760 votes (41%)
I like the idea of charging, but 5p is too much 2244 votes (11%)
I disagree with adding this charge 6981 votes (33%)
I live in Northern Ireland (387 votes)
I support the charge, but 5p isn’t enough 91 votes (24%)
A 5p charge is a good idea 213 votes (55%)
I like the idea of charging, but 5p is too much 22 votes (6%)
I disagree with adding this charge 61 votes (16%)
I live in Scotland (1739 votes)
I support the charge, but 5p isn’t enough 258 votes (15%)
A 5p charge is a good idea 1069 votes (61%)
I like the idea of charging, but 5p is too much 68 votes (4%)
I disagree with adding this charge 344 votes (20%)
I live in Wales (1053 votes)
I support the charge, but 5p isn’t enough 174 votes (17%)
A 5p charge is a good idea 708 votes (67%)
I like the idea of charging, but 5p is too much 33 votes (3%)
I disagree with adding this charge 138 votes (13%)

                   24,470 votes received.

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