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bag for life

The new 5 pence for a bag rule in the supermarkets and shops across South Wales is a well thought out initiative which we welcome with open arms. It is crucial we look after the environment in every way we can, and reducing the amount of waste caused by plastic bags is an important step on the ladder. However, it’s not just the environment that benefits: the 5 pence charge for plastic bags goes straight to charity, so good causes across Wales will reap the rewards too.

It’s not until such a scheme comes along which really makes you think about your habits, you realise just how wasteful we are with plastic bags. Hopefully this timely reminder will really make a difference.

The trouble with plastic bags is they never fully decompose as there are no bacteria able to break down plastic. Rather than biodegrade they are left to photodegrade. Photodegradation is a much lengthier process which can take anywhere from 500-1000 years to remove all trace of the bag.

In response to this initiative, here at Howells Solicitors we have given each of our team a bag for life, so they can do their bit for the environment too

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes