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Bag it up

With the world’s media asking questions of the packaging industry, and of single-use plastic carrier bags in particular, EPPM got in touch and asked Alpha for their definition of the environmental pros and cons of the familiar shopping receptacle Read more

14 Feb 2019 15:16 editor's blog

Shopping bags restrictions add pressure to Turkish PE demand

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Turkish PE players are feeling the effects of the restriction on the use of plastic bags just weeks after a compulsory charge was implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning in Ankara. Read more

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Nestlé Waters and RECOUP host event to raise awareness of the importance of plastics recycling at the Buxton Spring Fair on 7th May 2018. Read more

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England is introducing a deposit scheme for plastic drinks bottles and other packaging, a move Environment Secretary Michael Gove says will "take action on plastic bottles to help clean up our ocean". Read more

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Félix Miessen

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has conducted a recent study proving plastic to be the material with the overall lowest impact to the environment. Read more

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The announcement the UK Government has made to stamp out all 'avoidable plastics' in 25 years in an ambitious plan has sparked numerous opinions from decision-makers, industry and environmentalists. Read more

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Munch ado about mothlings: Caterpillars eat plastic bags, creating ethylene glycol syrup for PET production. Read more

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Starlinger sacks off stitched packs, highlighting IC*STAR welded closure strips at Interpack. Read more

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A food film blend has been made by FKuR to provide biodegradable bags that match a new French packaging law. Read more

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A manufacturer of additives has produced a reusable shopping bag to stop crosscontamination of groceries, after finding a widespread lack of knowledge about germ-free bags. Read more

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Perstorp is leading by example and stepping up to the responsibilities everybody from materials developer to consumer needs to accept in order to preserve the environment. Read more

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Bags for beds

A group of keen crocheters have transformed over 52,000 used plastic bags into waterproof, insulating bedding for the homeless in the US. Read more

23 Sep 2016 15:46 editor's blog

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. Read more

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After the success of bringing down plastic bag usage in a bid to curb waste with a 'plastic bag charge', could disposable coffee cups be next? Read more

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Turkish plastics association PAGEV took action upon seeing a photo of an Afghan child's homemade football jersey, a plastic bag with his hero Messi's name and number drawn on the back. Read more

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Perstorp has launched its new renewable Capa lactide technology into the market - which is a world first innovation for bioplastics, according to the company. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

5 Oct 2015 17:02 editor's blog

Rubbish bags

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Granic has developed a masterbatch using Vistamaxx performance polymers for the production of lightweight, durable rubbish bags with a high recycled material concentration for the European market and beyond. Read more

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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. Read more

29 Apr 2015 17:13 editor's blog

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    If only there were jute or cotton bags with their softly padded handles available during those days being dragged around the village by my nan.

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  • Shopping bags restrictions add pressure to Turkish PE demand

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    Shopping bags restrictions add pressure to Turkish PE demand

    Plastic bags consumption in Turkey has reduced by around 75% at some market chains since 1 January

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