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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.

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.

Smurfit Kappa opens Bag-in-Box plant in Spain

Packaging converter Smurfit Kappa has opened a Bag-in-Box plant in Ibi, Spain, aimed at meeting growing demand in the Mediterranean region.

Croatian expansion for EcoCortec

Film and bag manufacturer EcoCortec has expanded its plant in Beli Manastir, Croatia with the installation of a new extrusion line to boost capacity by 50 per cent.

Statewide ban for plastics bags in CA

California has become the first US state to approve a ban of single-use plastics bags across its entire territory, despite strong opposition to the move. Until now, such bans have only been implemented by individual cities or counties.

Cardia Bioplastics begins bag production in Brazil

Australian-based packaging manufacturer Cardia Bioplastics has commenced commercial production of carrier bags at its new facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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