Should Government consider taxes or other legislative drivers to cut waste from plastic bags?

Should Government consider taxes or other legislative drivers to cut waste from plastic bags?
UK retailers have reported success in reducing the waste from carrier bags through voluntary measures. Should government intervene with legislation to speed up the process?
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