Monthly orders have surged by 60 per cent over the past year at Cardia Bioplastics, after the producer of 'sustainable packaging' and bag products increased the capacity of its Nanjing, China film and bag production plant to 250 million biohybrid and compostable bags a year.
A British manufacturer of plastics bags has gone into administration with managing director Michael Flynn saying that it was mainly due to "the English bag legislation and corresponding impact on customer and retailer demand".
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.
French environmental solutions provider Veolia is trialing a recycling scheme in London, UK, where all plastics bags brought to the Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) in the Southwark borough will now be recycled back into new bags to distribute to residents.
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