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  • Environment MEPs clamp down on wasteful plastic carrier bags

    EU states would have to reduce the consumption of most common and polluting plastic bags by 80% by 2019, under draft rules backed by the Environment Committee on Monday. To this end, MEPs recommend using economic instruments such as taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental concern, known to affect water bodies and aquatic eco-systems in ...


    By European Parliament

  • MEPs clamp down on wasteful Use of Plastic Carrier Bags

    EU countries will be required to reduce the use of the commonest and most polluting plastic bags drastically under new rules voted by Parliament on Tuesday ""This legislation will create a genuine win-win situation"” said Margrete Auken (Greens/EFA, DK), who is steering the legislation ...


    By European Parliament

  • MEPs Clamp Down on Wasteful Use of Plastic Carrier Bags

    EU countries would have to reduce the use of the most common and most polluting plastic bags by at at least 80% by 2019, under draft rules backed by Parliament on Wednesday. MEPs recommend using taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental problem, known to pollute water bodies and aquatic eco-systems in particular. "MEPs have today voted ...


    By European Parliament

  • WasteCare Corporation Introduces Innovative Red Bag Waste Equipment Solution

    WasteCare Corporation, a company that specializes in waste recycling solutions has added a new product that significantly reduces the waste processing and disposal costs associated with red bag waste... a burdensome waste profile that is common to hospitals, medical centers, clinics and healthcare facilities in general.   WasteCare Corporation proudly introduces a new product that is ...


    By WasteCare Corporation

  • Environmental Defense Fund partners with Wal-Mart to cut global shopping bag waste

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will serve as Wal-Mart’s (NYSE: WMT) environmental partner in the Global Plastic Shopping Bag Waste Reduction Commitment that the retailer announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. EDF will help Wal-Mart develop reduction, reuse and recycling strategies as well as monitor efforts to reduce plastic shopping bag waste by an average of ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • High Flow Bag Filter

    High Flow Series elements are high flow capacity,high efficiency, inside to outside flow, liquid filtration pleated bag replacement cartridges designed for applications with large flow requirements. By increasing the surface area in ...

  • Put a plastic bag in your tank

    Researchers in India have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products. They report full details next month in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Many pundits describe the present time as the “plastic age” for good reason and as such we ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Asda launches free bag initiative

    Supermarket Asda has launched a two week ‘bag for life’ give away to help reduce carrier bag waste across all its UK stores. Plastic bags will be replaced with re-usable bags at check-outs free of charge for two weeks. Asda is committed to meeting a 50 per cent reduction target in carrier bag use. Corporate policy manager Paul Hedley said: “We are ...

  • The FLSmidth AFT Filter Bags Grow

    Evans, GA based filter bag manufacturer, FLSmidth AFT Operations announced that Bethlehem, PA based FLSmidth Air Pollution Control Regional Services will be incorporated into its operational business unit. FLSmidth AFT and Regional Services have been collaborating for over a decade due to their product/service synergies and shared customers in various industries. AFT manufactured filter bags ...


    By FLSmidth AFT

  • China bans free plastic bags

    The government of China has ordered a ban on the production, sale and use of ultra-thin bags as of June 1. Supermarkets and shops will be banned from giving free plastic bags to customers as of that date, but they can sell the plastic bags. In a circular posted on the central government's website Tuesday, the General Office of the State Council China said it will encourage shoppers to use fewer ...

  • Bramidan provided a baler for big-bags

    The company Anna Topór ANA, a manufacturer of leather products in Poland, invested in a baler from Bramidan for recycling. Anna Topór ANA, located in Lower Silesia, is a rapidly growing manufacturer of leather products such as luggage and handbags. The company also recycles big bags for its customers. ANA went into cooperation with a metallurgical ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Free reusable bags at whole foods

    Whole Foods Markets from New Jersey to Virginia began giving away one free reusable bag per customer yesterday to encourage shoppers to “BYOB” — Bring Your Own Bag. The bag had already caught my eye, not only because it’s so cheerful and colorful, but also because it’s made from 80% post-consumer waste.  Plus, it’s got a washable surface and actually seems more ample inside than the standard ...

  • Plastic bag industry criticises UN call for plastic bag ban - comment update

    The United Nations Environment Programme has come under criticism from the plastic bag industry after calling for a world-wide ban on thin film plastic bags. Responding to the results of a UN report assessing marine litter, UN under secretary and UNEP executive director Achim Steiner said: “Some of the litter, like thin film single use plastic bags which choke marine life, ...

  • What is missing from your recycling bag?

    Hillingdon Council in west London has launched a new recycling campaign in an effort to boost the borough’s recycling rates. The theme of the new campaign will be ‘missing’ to highlight the household items that are missing from residents’ recycling bags and commonly found in refuse sacks. As part of the launch and to kick start the campaign, there will be mountains of rubbish piled high in the ...

  • Commission proposes to reduce the use of plastic bags

    Today the European Commission adopted a proposal that requires Member States to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Member States can choose the measures they find most appropriate, including charges, national reduction targets or a ban under certain conditions. Lightweight plastic bags are often used only once, but can persist in the environment for hundreds of years, often as ...

  • Collaboration key to waste reduction

    The voluntary approach is the proven way to achieve lasting waste reduction in Scotland. As the Scottish Government begins the consultation process for its new National Waste Strategy today (Thursday), the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) said notable successes, such as halving the number of single use carrier bags handed out, show how the voluntary approach achieves impressive results quickly – ...


    By British Retail Consortium

  • Supermarkets warned to stop using plastic bags

    Welsh Assembly Environment Minister Jane Davidson has used new legislation to pave the way to look at legally banning free plastic bags in Wales and has warned retailers to stop using them. Davidson said: “I have been concerned about the impact of free plastic carrier bags for some time and support strong action to encourage retailers to stop using them. I am using new legislation to look at how ...

  • Correspondence found in fly-tipped bag of rubbish leads to fine

    Correspondence found within a fly-tipped bag of waste has led to a man from Middlesex getting fined. Buckinghamshire County Council took Martyn Richard Hall to court for illegally dumping household waste. Hall pleaded guilty in front of Aylesbury Magistrates Court after it heard how he dumped bags of black plastic bag waste outside the gates of the household waste recycling centre. Correspondence ...

  • PEL Waste Reduction Equipment

    PEL Waste Reduction Equipment is exhibiting at IFAT 2014. This takes place from 5th-9th May 2014 in Munich Germany. You can find us in Hall C1 on stand 125. We would be pleased to welcome you. PEL is the leading manufacturer of bottle crushers, high density balers and bin compactors. PEL products are renowned for their exceptional quality and innovative features. IFAT is ...

  • Public shuns packaging waste

    Almost everyone believes there should be less packaging on products, but less than half claim excess packaging would stop them buying something they wanted.   A survey carried out by cosmetics retailer Lush suggests that 98% of people ...

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