Plastic Bag Levy

Published: | Updated: February 12, 2017

Definition - What does Plastic Bag Levy mean?

A plastic bag levy is an arrangement where plastic bags are charged to customers when they buy goods at a shop. It applies to all sales outlets including gas stations, dairies, supermarkets and other places. The full levy for plastic bags must be charged to customers at a checkout by retailers, and the charge is printed on an invoice or receipt.

Safeopedia explains Plastic Bag Levy

The plastic bag levy has been introduced to provide a deterrent to litter and pollution, as well as to encourage the use of reusable bags instead of throw-away plastic bags. The funding gathered from plastic bags goes to an environmental fund and is used in efforts to take better care of our environment by managing waste better, reducing litter, pollution, and managing other environmental concerns.

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