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Wales will become the first nation in the UK to introduce charging for one trip carrier bags to curb their use. During an consultation earlier this year, concerns were raised about how funds from the charges would be used and how it would affect sections o replica watches uk f society.Conservative environment spokeswoman Angela Burns said such measures were “important in changing consumer behaviour, reducing litter and improving t replica watches uk he environment”.She urged the cost to be 5p, and said when Ireland set that level there was an 80% cut in the use of bags.Tories also want some of the money raised to go on projects to promote walking and cycling, “improving the nation’s health and the environment at the same time”.Before Ms Davidson made her announcement, Vivienne Sugar, chair of Consumer Focus Wales, said: “We are concerned about the possible impact a charge will have on lower income groups.”We also feel that in order for consumers to be confident this charge is used effectively for the benefit of the environment, the use of an independent body to administer the money is key.”We recognise that Welsh ministers do not currently have the power to say where any money raised from a charge should go, and strongly urge that current plans to change the law in this regard are prioritised.”The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said customers should be encouraged to change, and not “clobbered” with new “taxes”.But Ms Davidson said the evidence showed that “introducing a charge works”.”Ikea and Marks Spencer already charge for bags and they have seen reductions of between 80% and 90%,” she said.The minister said reta replica watches uk ilers would collect and distribute money raised under a voluntary agreement, after their administrative costs had been covered.”Net receipts will then be passed directly replica watches uk to environmental projects from retailers and would not therefore be passed either to the assembly government or a third party body,” Ms Davidson added.She said ministers would seek reserve powers to “back up” the voluntary arrangements, should they decide the agreement had not delivered “sufficient results”.Search term:BBC navigation News Sport Weather Capital TV Radio MoreCBBC CBeebies Comedy Food History Learning Music Science Nature Local Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Full A Z of BBC sitesBBC links Mobile site Terms of Use About the BBC Advertise With Us Privacy Accessibility Help Ad Choices Cookies Contact the BBC Parental GuidanceBBC 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.This page is best viewed in an up to date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.