LONDON – England – Under EU consumer laws, people will be entitled to bring their 5p plastic bags back to place of purchase for a full refund.
Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg announced earlier on in the week that all plastic bags in UK shops will have a 5p surcharge, but what he did not tell you is that under EU consumer laws, the purchaser is entitled to a full refund if they bring an item back within 14 days of purchase.
“I can see a lot of people queueing at their local supermarket with trolleys full of plastic bags. I’m sure it is going to add another delightful element to the horror of the supermarket shopping trip,” an angry consumer revealed to the Times.
One gentleman from Yorkshire said: “It’s a good earner for me, I can top up my measly pension. My house is literally full of the things. At least the EU got something right for a change.”