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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...

Tough new additions to Berry’s flexible range

Rigid and flexible packaging producer Berry Plastics has added two products to its family of barrier films for bag-in-box applications. HiBloc XTough is an extra-tough...

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.

Orders on the rise at Cardia

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.

Nelson sinks due to bag charge

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".

Acquisition in the bag for Novolex

US-based packaging retailer Novolex has acquired PE bag manufacturer Wisconsin Film & Bag (WF&B) as it aims to increase its market position and product portfolio.

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.