Tag: plastic bags

Cole’s Marine Waste Shopping Bags ‘Not Genuinely Reusable,’ Environmental Group

The Boomerang Alliance, an environmental group that represents over 50 environmental and government organisations have criticised Coles new reusable bags made from plastic marine waste as a “not genuinely reusable.” “Coles have missed a golden opportunity to reduce the use of wasteful plastic bags by continuing to sell disposable shopping bags,” said Toby Hutcheon, Campaign…


Plastic Bag Charge to Come Into Force in England on May 21

The single-use carrier bag charge will increase from 5 pence ($0.07) to 10 pence ($0.14) and extend to all businesses in England from May 21, the Government has confirmed. Under the extension, all stores, including corner shops, will have to apply the charge. Previously only businesses with 250 employees or more had to charge per…