Plastic Bags

The amount of single-use plastic carrier bags used by shoppers in England has fallen by six billion since the introduction the 5p charge last year. more

Aug 1, 2016 1:57 PM Industry News

A five-year-old old Afghan boy who became an Internet sensation after he was photographed wearing a plastic carrier bag as a football shirt has received the real thing from his sporting idol. more

Feb 29, 2016 11:42 AM Industry News

Bagging up the issues on single-use carriers

This month, BPF Director-General, Philip Law, discusses fighting the corner of plastics’ amongst a flurry of mainstream media attention surrounding the introduction of the recent single-use bag charge in England. more

Oct 20, 2015 10:28 AM BPF Blog 1 Comments

Use of single-use carrier bags in Scotland has dropped by 650 million since the 5p tax was introduced 12 months ago. more

Oct 20, 2015 9:26 AM Environment

Supermarket giant, Tesco, is offering single-use carrier bags produced using 100 percent recycled plastic, a proportion of which is from its own in-store waste. more

Oct 19, 2015 3:55 PM Environment 1 Comments

The decision on April 28 by the European Parliament to introduce legislation to reduce the use of lightweight carrier bags in EU countries has divided opinion amongst plastics trade associations. more

Apr 30, 2015 2:52 PM Industry News

A Christmas tree made of plastic bags has saved a Staffordshire town from going without this year after a lack of funding meant it couldn't have a real one. more

Dec 18, 2014 10:00 AM Industry News

European Member states have voted in favour of revised legislation to to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags to more “responsible levels”. more

Nov 24, 2014 4:56 PM Industry News

Speaking at the House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) 8th January, UK recyclers told MPs that an exemption to the proposed carrier bag charge for biodegradable plastics bags would "severely damage" the UK plastics recycling industry. more

Jan 10, 2014 2:23 PM Environment 1 Comments

PAFA has said that the Scottish Government’s recently released “Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment” on carrier bag charges is flawed as it fails to consider impact reductions achieved through voluntary means and the impact on jobs. more

Aug 13, 2013 11:57 AM Industry News

Carrier bag use in the UK in 2012 increased by 1.3 percent compared with figures published in 2011, however, there was a 2.6 percent decrease in the overall weight of the bags, according to the latest data published by WRAP. more

Jul 18, 2013 12:05 PM Environment

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