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Trashing the Islands of the Gods

With a population of less than 4.2 million and an annual tourist influx in excess of 10m, Bali has just been awarded the world’s...
plastic, plastics, packaging, pouches

CMD establishes European presence

US-based converting equipment manufacturer CMD Corporation has acquired flex4 of Ligornetto, Switzerland, in order to expand its international footprint to include a Europe-based service...

Michigan bans bag bans

A new law in the US state of Michigan will prohibit local governments from banning, regulating or imposing fees on the use of plastics...

Marine Society seeing benefits of bag charge

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has said that the number of plastics bags found on UK beaches has almost halved in a year, with...

Bag voters have made mistake, says association

The American Progressive Bag Alliance executive director Lee Califf believes Californian voters have set themselves up for a “serious case of buyer’s remorse” in...

Black Sack Friday for Cromwell

Specialist waste management sack supplier Cromwell Polythene has come up with a twist on the American thanksgiving shopping event ‘Black Friday’, with a wide...

Veolia notes dramatic decline in bag collections

Plastics bags collected in the UK by resource management company Veolia have declined by 75 per cent since the 5p charge came into practice...

Poland to introduce plastics bags charge

The Ministry of the Environment in Poland is in the process of drafting a bill that will introduce recycling fees for plastics bags. When the...

Novolex expands bag plant

Novolex has expanded its bag making manufacturing facility in Florida, US, with the $6 million development set to support 25 jobs.

UK bag consumption on the rise

Plastics carrier bag consumption in the UK increased by more than two per cent in 2014, reports the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), which revealed that 8.5 billion thin-gauge (single-use) bags were used last year by customers of UK supermarkets.

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