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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.

Bag recycle scheme trialed by Veolia

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.

Another bag ban vetoed in the US

Another proposed bag ban has failed in the US, with the state of Connecticut following the recent examples of Arizona, Texas, New York, and a town in California, in overturning a ban.

Residents reject New York bag fee

A proposed charge on plastics carrier bags in New York of 10 cents per bag has been decisively rejected by 63 per cent of the US city's residents.

Phoenix rises up against bag bans

The US state of Arizona looks set to pass a bill that will prohibit local cities and counties from implementing bans on the use of plastics bags.

Orora bags dairy deal with Fonterra

Australian packaging supplier Orora Limited is planning to build a A$20 million (US$15.3m) production line to make multi-walled dairy bags that supplement an agreement with New Zealand-based dairy co-operative Fonterra. The dairy bags will be used in Fonterra’s milk powder operations.

EU adopts plastics bag legislation

The European Union has adopted a legislative proposal that amends the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) to address the use of conventional single-use plastics carrier bags  and explicitly sanctions the actions of member states that have moved towards compostable bags.

PlasticsEurope's executive director, Karl-H Foerster, says that a ban on plastics bags goes against the principle of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

Plastics industry negative about bag agreement

PlasticsEurope has expressed concern over an agreement reached between Member States and negotiators from the European Parliament on the proposal on plastics bags.

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