A typical Brit uses 13k carrier bags in his lifetime

April 7th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 7 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that Britons use 13,000 carrier bags in their lifetime.

The research conducted by British government has revealed that an average consumer uses more than 160 new plastic bags a year.

Last year, the shopoholics were given 9.9 billion bags - enough to fill 188 Olympic-size swimming pools.

“We simply can’t continue. It’s such a huge waste,” the Sun quoted Environment Minister Jane Kennedy as saying.

“If we can remember to reuse our bags, it puts us on the right track to doing more to reduce the waste sent to landfill,” he added.

The Government has launched a campaign to encourage people to reuse carrier bags. (ANI)

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