Carrier Bags

Supermarket giant Tesco has pledged to scrap sales of single-use carriers, making all shoppers buy a ten pence ‘bag for life’ to make carrier bag sales profitable. more

8 Aug 2017 10:28 Industry News

Munch ado about mothlings: Caterpillars eat plastic bags, creating ethylene glycol syrup for PET production. more

28 Apr 2017 15:42 Industry News


Shoppers may pay more for antimicrobial bags, a survey says.

More British shoppers are reusing their plastic bags following the introduction of a single-use levy, but would be willing to pay extra for antimicrobial protection. more

13 Feb 2017 15:55 Industry News

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

23 Feb 2016 15:53 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

16 Sep 2014 14:42 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

4 Jun 2014 14:47 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

7 Feb 2014 15:52

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

7 Nov 2013 11:34 Environment

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

16 Sep 2013 10:28 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

9 Apr 2013 10:54 Environment