Northern Ireland waives plastic bag tax for deliveries of groceries

Irish Times | Apr 4, 2020 at 12:56 PM
  • Authorities in the Republic have said they will not be following the example of the North’s Department of Environment in waiving the plastic bag tax during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Mr Poots added the decision to amend the North’s carrier bag legislation had been taken in line with public health guidance, aimed at the reduction of face-to-face contact between delivery drivers and members of the public who have ordered groceries online.
  • The “plastic bag tax” as the levy is known in the South was introduced in 2002 and is currently 22 cent per bag.