Sweden: Major price hike for plastic bags

A great opportunity for non plastic solutions like printed paper and garment bags.

Plastic bags will be taxed with 3 SEK per bag. The increase will mean that a plastic bag in stores will cost up to 7 SEK.

Smaller plastic bags in the fruit and vegetable department will be taxed with 0,3 SEK.

The new tax will contribute with an expected 2.9 billion Swedish kroner to the Swedish state.

“Other ways to transport food home”

“We believe people will consider if they really need a plastic bag or if there are other ways to transport their food home. A lot of the plastic we use today is unfortunately ending up in nature and our oceans, and that is not acceptable anymore,” says minister for financial markets Per Bolund to tv channel TV4.