EU-Commissioner Potočnik apparently aims for a ban of carrier bags made from conventional plastics. At least it seems this way with the way the EU commission is currently running an Europe-wide survey, amongst other things.
PlasticsEurope, the association representing the European plastics manufacturers, called for an effective ban on the landfilling of waste as the most effective means of improving resource efficiency in Europe.
APPE (Artenius PET Packaging Europe) is the first leading PET producer to gain the BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials across all of its European plants, underlining its commitment to safeguarding quality in the food industry.
The introduction of its new “Food Grade” designated product family makes Quadrant the first thermoplastics stock-shape producer to be in line with all aspects of the regulation EC 1935 / 2004, including providing a model declaration of conformity.
The Environment Agency of the UK Government published a Life Cycle Assessment of Supermarket Carrier Bags. The Report shows that the global-warming potential (GWP) of the lightweight oxo-bio carrier bag is much lower than that of starch-polyester blend bags.