England Sets 5p Fee For Plastic Bags

England Sets 5p Fee For Plastic Bags

England, September 14, 2013 (PBBR) – Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Council, the Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, along with Lord de Mauley, announced on September 14 that a five pence mandatory charge for single-use carrier bags will be introduced from Autumn 2015. Read the full story. Log In or Register for […]

EC Plastic Bag Survey Says Citizens Want Bag Ban

EC Plastic Bag Survey Says Citizens Want Bag Ban

15,000 Citizens Responded; 70% Said Ban Bags Last year, the European Commission (EC) issued a consultation (survey) asking the citizens of its 27 member countries how best to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags.  70.55% of the respondents agreed that an EU ban on plastic carrier bags is needed.  A total of 78.3% agreed […]

Austria Urges European Commission To Analyze Plastic Bag Issues

Austria Urges European Commission To Analyze Plastic Bag Issues

At its meeting on March 14, 2011, the European Commission(EC) was asked by the Austria Delegation to consider measures that would regulate plastic carrier bags in all member countries. Italy, a member of the European Commission, instituted a ban this year on plastic carrier bags. The Austria Delegation pointed out that, under the rules of […]