A recent calculation of Scotland’s ‘ecological footprint’ showed that if the rest of the world were to consume resources at the same rate as we do then we would need two more planets to sustain us.  It is vital that attitudes towards using and throwing away resources are changed.  Plastic bags are just one symbol of our ‘throwaway society’ and charging for their use is an important step in changing consumer behaviour.

Briefing on Plastic Carrier Bag Levy