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Where will you be charged?


Where will you be charged?

The Welsh Government wants to drastically reduce the number of bags we give away in Wales. Since 1 October 2011 a 5p minimum bag charge has been placed on bags where you shop in Wales.

You can avoid the charge by taking your own bags with you when you go shopping.

Since 1 October 2011, the charge has been in place at all retail outlets – these include:

  • clothes stores
  • take aways
  • corner shops
  • market stalls.

The charge applies:

  1. Where something is sold and needs to be taken away or
  2. When the goods need to be delivered, for example buying food from the internet.