Environment

Plastic bags

Italy imposes a ban

Only the European Commission can now block Italy’s ban on non-biodegradable, compostable bags. The verdict is expected in mid-June

Ireland taxes shopping bags

On the 8th of April this year Northern Ireland (the area of Ireland that is part of the United Kingdom) introduced a 5 pence tax (about 6 euro cents) on disposable shopping bags…

R-PET

Towards the closed loop

Good news for the PET recycling industry specifically destined for food packaging: the European Food Safety Authority has published the first favourable responses about the production plants and the Italian Health Ministry has…

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