Official Statistics: Northern Ireland carrier bag levy statistics 2019/20

Northern Ireland Statistics Research Agency

August 27
08:30 2020

Northern Ireland Carrier Bag Levy Statistics 2019/20


The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 were made on 15 January 2013 and came into operation on 8 April 2013. From that date, all sellers of goods in Northern Ireland had to charge their customers at least 5 pence (the levy) for each single use carrier bag supplied new. From 19 January 2015, the levy was extended to all carrier bags with a retail price of less than 20 pence, whether they are considered single use or reusable.

Published 27 August 2020

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