It was announced today that fashion retailer Debenhams will begin to charge for their plastic bags. The scheme is to be introduced in the aim of reducing the amount of plastic bags that are used as 12 billion to 13 bn carrier bags are handed out by retailers every year. They will test charging 5p for the bags and will often a cotton tote as an alternative. Debenhams are the first fashion store to try the initiative, but do you think it's a good idea?
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