Italy Clarifies Plastic Bag Law, Enforcement Starts in MayPosted on June 17, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
A year after passing a nationwide plastic bag ban, the Italian government has identified the technical characteristics of plastic bags that can legally be used in a decree published in the Official Journal in March.
Biodegradable and compostable plastic shopping bags will still be legal.
Some plastic bags that are not biodegradable or compostable also will be legal, including those with a thickness exceeding 200 microns and containing a percentage of recycled plastic of at least 30 percent if intended food use.
Also legal are plastic bags with a thickness greater than 100 microns and containing a percentage of recycled plastic of at least 10 percent if not for food use.
Also permissible are bags made of reusable paper, fabrics of natural fibers, polyamide fibers and materials other than polymers, according to the decree.