Plastic Bags



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

6 Feb 2018 11:32 Industry News

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

10 Jan 2018 09:29 Environment

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

22 Nov 2017 17:09 Industry News

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

20 Oct 2017 10:48 Industry News 1 Comments

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

17 Oct 2017 15:51 Industry News

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


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

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

1 Aug 2016 13:57 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

29 Feb 2016 11:42 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

20 Oct 2015 10:28 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

20 Oct 2015 09:26 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

19 Oct 2015 15:55 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

30 Apr 2015 14:52 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

18 Dec 2014 10:00 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

24 Nov 2014 16:56 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

10 Jan 2014 14:23 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

13 Aug 2013 11:57 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

18 Jul 2013 12:05 Environment