Small Regulations with Big Impact

Posted: August 4, 2016 by Nazim in Environmental Law, Government Action


Use of plastic bags has decreased by almost 90% in England since the introduction of a 5 penny charge per plastic bag. I love this example of regulation because it shows how just a tiny nudge can remind people to do the right thing by recycling old plastic bags or using long-term bags for groceries. I complain about poor lawmaking so often that I thought I should spotlight moments like this.

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