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Hit people where it hurts

So, at last charges are being introduced on plastic bags. In the UK, a charge has worked well to reduce the number of plastic grocery bags. Within the first year of charging for bags, usage decreased by 83 per cent. Not only does a charge hurt the buyer ever so slightly, but it serves as a constant reminder of why a product is unsustainable.

Ditto the (lack of) water situation here-higher charges for higher consumption, hit people where it hurts (most of us) – in the pocket.

Penny Douglas, Parekklisia

 

 



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