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Plastic bag charges

DEFRA reveals that the plastic bag charge has directly led to six billion fewer plastic bags being taken home in the UK, benefitting the environment and good causes all over the country from the money raised. more

5 Aug 2016 09:43 industry

EPPM's most-read stories: The October edit

Fakuma, plastic bags, investment in pipe technology for oil and gas and 3D printing managed to pique the interest of EPPM's readers in October. We review the top news stories of the month. more

30 Oct 2015 14:02 editor's blog

Some sensible words about the plastic bag levy

'Meltdown', 'a tangle of red tape' and 'crisis' - just some of the words the British media has used to describe the plastic bag levy imposed on English shoppers today. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke pours cold water on the panic. more

5 Oct 2015 17:02 editor's blog

EU plastic bag levy voted in

The European Parliament has voted in the plastic bag levy - which will come as no shock to consumers in the EU but in Hong Kong - where a similar levy came into force recently - it's proving a little more tricky to adapt. more

29 Apr 2015 17:13 editor's blog

Is Europe ready to pay for plastic bags?

Europe is preparing for a blanket plastic bag charge, but while the measure is good for the environment what does this mean for the consumer? more

7 Jan 2015 09:52 editor's blog

TESCO

By Chmee2 via Wikimedia Commons

A shortlist of good causes to benefit from plastic bag levies in Scotland and Wales has been whittled down by Tesco, as the supermarket pledges to put the funds raised back into the community. more

12 Aug 2014 09:55 industry

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