We use around 250 million carrier bags in Northern Ireland every year. From 8 April 2013, everyone will be charged at least 5p for new single use carrier bags wherever they shop in Northern Ireland. The aim is to help protect the environment by cutting the number of carrier bags we use. When you need a new single use bag, the 5p you pay will help fund environmental projects.
You can find out more about the Carrier Bag Levy at:
0300 200 7879