Call for Evidence: Plastic Bag Charge for England


This Call for Evidence is an opportunity for you to provide evidence on key aspects of how the plastic bag charge in England will work.

Some decisions about how the charge will work have already been made, such as the size of the charge (5p) and what it applies to (single-use plastic bags).  We would like you to focus your responses on the areas where we are still considering the evidence.

What Happens Next

The evidence received through this Call for Evidence will be used to inform the drafting during 2014 of the Regulations for the charge in England.

The plastic bag charge for England should come into force on October 2015.

Related Documents


Key Dates

Status: Closed

Ran from 25 Nov 2013 to 20 Dec 2013

Other Information


  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations,
  • Environmental campaigners ,
  • Food Business Operators,
  • Food Industry,
  • All Marine Users,
  • Coastal local authorities ,
  • National Park Authorities,
  • Recreation sector,
  • Industries and professional services,
  • Walkers,
  • Families,
  • Horticulture Industry


  • Waste and recycling,
  • Local environments