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Sweden set to tax plastic carrier bags – here's how much you'll have to pay

Swedish grocery bags today cost around two to three kronor. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

Published: 21.Oct.2019 12:52 hrs

A new tax on plastic carrier bags could see your Swedish grocery bill increase sharply.

In order to get to grips with increasing plastic waste, the government has proposed a new tax which could double the price of standard single-use plastic carrier bags offered at supermarket checkouts.

The bags, which usually cost between two and three kronor in the store, will get slapped with a three-kronor tax according to the proposal – which could bring the customer's cost to around five kronor ($0.52).

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