The consumption of plastic bags in Britain rebounded after years of decline.
nowadays, countries around the world are taking various actions to resist plastic bags. Since the implementation of the "plastic restriction order" in China, the annual use of shopping bags in major commodity retail places in China has decreased by more than 24billion, and the cumulative consumption of plastic has decreased by 600000 tons. Great achievements have also been made in plastic reduction in the UK. From 2006 to 2009, the use of plastic bags decreased by 40%. Last year, however, the downward trend rebounded. As there is no nationwide "plastic limit" regulation in the UK, some regions are considering legislation to further reduce the use of plastic bags through charging
last year, the consumption increased by 5% compared with the previous year.
over the years, British environmentalists have been promoting the "boycott of plastic bags" campaign. However, it was not until the British Government participated in the experiment in 2006, which will be able to obtain a completely accurate plugging force and announce the annual use of nearly 11billion plastic bags nationwide that this environmental protection campaign began to bear fruit. 20corkgel is an innovative material of selle Royal. In 2007, designer Anya hindmarsh cooperated with a large British supermarket chain to launch the limited edition environmental protection bag of "I am not a plastic bag", which pushed the movement to a climax. The bag, which costs 5 pounds in the supermarket, was once sold for 200 pounds to reduce environmental pollution
with the growing enthusiasm for "plastic reduction", plastic bags are becoming increasingly unpopular. In 2007, the use of plastic bags in the UK decreased to 10billion. From mid-2008 to mid-2009, the consumption continued to decrease to 7billion. From the middle of 2009 to the middle of 2010, the number dropped to 6.5 billion
however, the use of plastic bags in the UK began to rebound last year. Perhaps out of concern about the economic recession, people forget about environmental protection bags and return to the embrace of plastic bags. According to the British waste and resources action organization, the consumption of plastic bags exceeded 6.8 billion last year, an increase of 5% compared with the previous year. In response, environment minister Henley said: "retailers must undertake to reduce the distribution of disposable shopping bags. If the situation does not improve, we will take other measures to solve the problem, including legislation."
consider the implementation of plastic bags, trial production of raw materials, new processes, new formulas and new machine types used for the first time, and testing charges for safety and health control items.
the British retailer Association believes that the increase in the use of plastic bags is partly because some consumers began to go to nearby stores to buy things instead of making large purchases every week, so they did not bring environmental protection bags. Bobgordon, director of environmental affairs of the association, said: "it is encouraging to see that most consumers reuse shopping bags and use as few new bags as possible. We call on consumers to continue."
in order to further implement plastic restriction, some parts of the UK are considering charging for plastic bags. In Wales, for example, from October this year, consumers will pay 5p for each plastic bag. Last week, Northern Ireland also held a consultation on plastic bag charges. Although the Scottish region has temporarily shelved the proposal of charging fees, it is still likely to be reintroduced
in Wales, the upcoming charging policy has helped reduce the consumption of plastic bags. Compared with the increase in the use of plastic bags in England and Scotland last year, the use of plastic bags in Wales decreased by 7%. "These figures show the different effects of mandatory charges." John Griffith, Welsh environment minister, said, "charging is the best way to reduce the use of plastic bags, which can really ensure that the use of plastic bags continues to decline."
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