Tag Archives: Plastic Bags

New figures on carrier bag use published

ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN organisation WRAP has published the latest data that shows that 8.1 billion thin-gauge (single-use) bags were used by supermarket customers  in the UK in 2012, a rise of 1.3% on 2011.   Overall data shows that the amount of thin-gauge bags used by supermarket customers each month has increased from 10.5 in 2011…
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Bag tax won’t work

A NEW INDUSTRY group has been formed to try and bury the idea of a plastic bag tax once and for all.   The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA), the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA), the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) and the British Plastics Association (BPF) have joined forces to lobby Scottish and UK parliaments…
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Carrier bag use rises

THE BRITISH Retail Consortium (BRC) has played down new figures that reveal carrier bag use is on the rise again.   Data released by WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Prorgamme, shows a total of eight billion ‘thin-gauge’ bags were issued in the UK in 2011, which represents a 5.4% rise compared with 2010 (7.6…
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