Thursday, 26 May 2011 16:14

European Ban on Plastic Bags?

01/06/2011 - Every year, the average EU citizen consumes approximately 500 plastic carrier bags, and most of them are used only once. The total volume of plastic carrier bags produced in Europe in 2008 was 3.4 million tonnes, which equals the weight of over 2 million passenger cars. The low weight and small size of plastic bags means they often escape waste management and end up in the marine environment, where their eventual decay can take hundreds of years.

Commission seeks views on reducing plastic bag use

Some Member States have already taken action to reduce the...

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The main objective of the eco-tax on bags is to gather extra income for the Environmental Fund and at the same time to reduce the demand for plastic bags that existed on the market. This is done by imposing a 0,2 RON (0.04 Euro) for each bag made from non-biodegradable materials that is introduced on the market.

The producer has to pay this sum for every bag introduced on the market, regardless of its size or quality. What matters is whether or not the bag is made from biodegradable materials.

Published in Good Practices

Castelfidardo stands on a hill of 212 meters on sea-level, between Aspio and Musone rivers valleys. It has about 19.000 inhabitants and it has an area of 35 km2. There are a lot of productive installation mainly at industrial and handmade level. There are secondary technology-focused schools and  the voluntary work is really active in social field. About waste issue, in 2009 the “door to door” collection started  and  on the territory there is a collection center according to th...

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