Carrier Bags

Lidl UK has pledged to give £500,000 over a 12-month period to Keep Britain Tidy, the organisation with which it has launched a new environmental initiative. more

Feb 23, 2016 3:53 PM Industry News

International polymer distribution company, Resin Trade Ltd, has selected polythene bag manufacturer Duo UK, to be the first UK-based manufacturer to produce mailing bags using Green PE, a thermoplastic resin made entirely from sugarcane ethanol. more

Sep 16, 2014 2:42 PM Materials

The Director-General Designate of the British Plastics Federation has condemned today’s confirmation of a plastic bag tax in England in 2015, describing the levy as “discriminatory” and “anti-competitive.” more

Jun 4, 2014 2:47 PM Industry News

Following the recent announcement that a 5p bag tax will be introduced in England from 2015, a UK-based company claims to have developed a biodegradable AND recyclable solution. more

Feb 7, 2014 3:52 PM

The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires Member States to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Member States can choose the most appropriate measures, including charges, national reduction targets or a ban. more

Nov 7, 2013 11:34 AM Environment

From Autumn 2015 single-use carrier bags in England will be subject to a 5p levy, the Government has announced. more

Sep 16, 2013 10:28 AM Industry News 1 Comments

A new levy on carrier bags has come into effect in Northern Ireland which means retailers must now charge shoppers at least five pence for each new single-use bag. more

Apr 9, 2013 10:54 AM Environment

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