Plastic Carrier Bags by Muskeen Liddar

This publication explores plastic bag usage in the UK, considering the juxtaposition of perspectives from the supermarkets and in turn the consumers.

The data presented visualises: The number of single-use plastic carrier bags issued by major supermarkets in England from FY 2016 to FY 2021 (in millions).

The text presented includes: Statements from the supermarket's websites, textual information found on the carrier bags and opinions and thoughts from participants about their ‘plastic bag collection’; in their own words.

The images presented include: participants' bag collections, and photographed plastic carrier bags.

Data source: Published by Defra Publication date: July 2022, Original source, Single-use plastic carrier bags charge data for England, ID 792070