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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. more

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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