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Carrier Bags Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

Section 9 – Amendments of the 2013 Regulations

Section 9 amends the 2013 Regulations to:

  • extend their scope from single use carrier bags to “carrier bags”; and

  • amend the existing exemptions provision to add 2 additional exemptions for bags with a retail price of 20 pence or more and bags that are issued as free replacements for ‘bags for life’.

The section also specifies that this extension of charging will commence on 19 January 2015.

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