DEFRA: Re-use will be considered in carrier bags exemption assessment – UKPosted on June 22, 2014 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Peter Davis (British Plastics Federation) had voiced concerns that the consultation appeared to be working on the assumption that a plastic carrier bag is used only once, which he insisted was not correct.
“It misleads since we can prove the vast majority of such bags are reused and should be exempt from the charge,” he wrote.
The blind biased criticism by of some of these people with a vested interest in keeping thee polluting plastic bags out in the environment so they can maintain their profits is shameful.
Plastic bags end up in the environment. They do not go away. To stop this, their use needs to be curtailed severely and let people use other options. It is not a big imposition as the bag sellers would have us believe. After 12 months of a bag ban in Italy, the people said they did not want to go back to the plastic bag. It is the ‘end of life’ where this discussion has to be held. Not on the way they are made or how many times they are reused, or how many jobs are going to be ‘lost’ or how plastic bags are miraculously somehow ‘better’ than a natural paper bag.