Killer Bags Still Threaten the Environment

An estimated 10.6 Billion single-use bags will be given out before the government implements new single-use bag legislation in 2015.

A shocking 10.6 billion single-use bags will be handed out at shops in England before the bag charge comes into force on 1st October 2015.  The average person in England uses 133 bags per year.  In an effort to offset the environmental impacts from this unnecessary delay in implementing the bag charge SAS are launching new Break The Bag Habit website to encourage supporters to pledge to stop using single-use bags.

Our new Break The Bag Habit pledge website is supported by SAS supporter and internationally acclaimed photographer Martin Brent with a bespoke series of stunning, yet shocking images entitled “Killer Bags”.  These images feature actual single-use plastic bags Martin was confronted with whilst diving.  We are also urging supermarkets to adopt the charge as soon as possible.  Make your pledge today at

When you make the pledge to stop accepting single-use bags you will learn how many bags you have personally offset and your pledge will be added to a grand total, highlighting the number of bags prevented from entering the environment or waste streams nationally before the bag charge comes into effect on the 1st October, 2015.

After making the Break The Bag Habit pledge you are also invited to share these striking images, and other impactful countryside and coastal scenes spoilt with single-use bags across your networks to generate more pledges.  There’s also the option to share these images on the Facebook walls and twitter accounts of the UK’s supermarkets and shops, calling on these businesses to adopt the bag charge early, reducing the amount of bags entering the environment.