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Kunststoffe international issue 2013/05
The End of Plastic Bags and their Makers
In a long overdue move, Germany now also wants to make a contribution towards saving the world’s oceans. And this is why it is intending to put paid to plastic carrier bags here, too. Through the simple and creative step of imposing a compulsory levy on all the plastic bags that are handed out, the Federal Environmental Agency and the Green Party want to reduce the amount of environmental pollution caused by plastic carrier bags. Following the example of Ireland, they wish to introduce a state levy of 22 cents per bag and use the money obtained in this way to fund research ...