The Czech Government decided on Wednesday approving an amendment which meets EU standards.

The law has to be adopted by November of this year and would take effect from 2018, otherwise the Czech Republic would face a fine of at least 54 million crowns from the EU.

Only sandwich bags for rolls or bread in stores will still be allowed for free.

Many stores have already started charging customers for plastic bags.

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