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The ban will come into place because voluntary agreements with retailers to curb usage have been sufficient Read more

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Supermarkets, pharmacies, and retailers in Panama must stop using PE plastic bags immediately, while wholesale stores will have until 2020 to conform to the policy Read more

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The paper bags will replace plastic bags in 53 Boots stores across the UK, with a full roll out to all 2,485 stores completed by early 2020, removing over 900 tonnes of plastic from Boots; store operations each year Read more

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Vilas Pol and colleagues wanted to develop a simpler yet efficient approach to convert plastic waste into useful carbon-containing materials Read more

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Waitrose will no longer sell 5p 'single-use' bags from March 2019. (Image: Waitrose & Partners)

Waitrose & Partners is the latest supermarket to announce it will stop selling 5p ‘single-use’ carrier bags. Read more

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Spanish fashion house Balenciaga has released a £645 shirt made from plastic bags. Read more

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ASDA has said it will work collaboratively with industry and partners as it looks to increase the recyclability of its products and the way it uses plastics and packaging within its business. Read more

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The Government is considering extending its 5p levy on single-use plastic bags to include all retailers. Read more

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A petition to fight plastic pollution in the North-West has been used as a front to gather mailing details for Chester's council Conservatives. Read more

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The great rivers of the world are carrying millions of tonnes of plastic into the seas. Waste Free Oceans has set up a waste harvest project on the River Ulhas in Mumbai, India, to recycle waste that would end up in the ocean. Read more

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Secure mailing bags are available from CPS Flexible, which recently merged with Mercury packaging. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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