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Some 175,000 guests visited Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 8 to 14 May.
Statement on plastic bags made of biodegradable and compostable materials "absolutely untrue", according to EuPC.
EU states would have to reduce the consumption of most common and polluting plastic bags by 80% by 2019.
Member states will choose the most appropriate measures to reduce their use of plastic carrier bags.
Last year annual value growth in flexible packaging slowed to 2.1%, according to the study of PCI Films Consulting.
According to Ceresana, the volume of the European market to increase to approx. 170 billion units in 2020.
New report of AMI indicates the greatest European thermoplastic rigid film and sheet manufacturers.
The European Commission launched a public consultation in 2011 asking for individuals and businesses to give their views on whether the European Union should tax or altogether ban plastic carrier bags in order to tackle rising levels of plastic waste.
Bulgarian Government is imposing a new eco-tax in July, adding to the cost of retail plastic carrier bags in a bid to phase out their use in the country.
Italy, one of the top users of plastic shopping bags in Europe, is banning them starting January 1, with retailers warning of chaos and many stores braced for the switch.