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Carrier Bag News

Please feel free to email me any links on carrier bag news stories to sales@planetpackaging.co.uk and I will post them on here for people to read.

One from the Mirror about greater wax moth larvae prefering to eat plastic carrier bags over your pullover!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/carrier-bag-problem-could-solved-10287513

Sainsbury’s are doing their bit to keep the packaging industry going.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39140010/sainsburys-delivers-53-food-items-in-23-plastic-bags

Although the 5p levy on carrier bags seems to be reducing usage – good news for the environment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36917174

The plastics industry has long maintained the importance of educating people about the responsible disposal of litter.  Educating the next generation now may see a major improvement for recycling and reuse in the future.

http://www.britishplastics.co.uk/Environment/government-new-anti-littering-strategy-aims-to-create-green/

Tesco’s are set to increase the cost of single use vest carrier bags.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/tesco-set-to-scrap-5p-single-use-plastic-bags-and-youll-have-to-pay-a-little-more-instead/ar-BBBu68t?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartandhp

Carrier bag tax cuts carrier bag waste washed up on beaches by almost 50%.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/22/number-of-plastic-bags-found-on-uk-beaches-falls-by-nearly-half

It appears plastic bottles are now a cause for concern in London with very little being done to recycle them!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/13/londons-plastic-water-bottle-waste-out-of-control-mayor-warned-deposit-return-scheme-recycling

Investment in UK recycling from a Hong Kong based group.

http://www.plasticsnewseurope.com/article/20170704/PNE/170709989/hong-kong-plastic-recycler-expands-in-uk-opens-new-facility#tagID_1030

BREXIT set to tip the scales for future investment and employment

http://www.plasticsnewseurope.com/article/20170705/PNE/170709985/uk-organisation-warns-against-brexit-tipping-point-8217