BusinessWaste.co.uk, a waste management company in the UK, has called on government to introduce a ‘plastic bag tax’ in England.
BusinessWaste.co.uk commercial director Mark Hall said a 5p levy was introduced in Wales in 2012 and the effects have been dramatic.
"If that same 76% fall in usage were to be reflected across the entire United Kingdom, that would take six billion bags out of circulation," Hall added.
According to the company, the 5p plastic bag levy, which was introduced in Northern Ireland in 2013, will come into force in Scotland in September 2014 and will certainly present similar results to Wales.
Supermarket plastic bags are used by most of the people as they are free and convenient at the point of sale.