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Bag bans inspire Command Packaging to innovate

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 | Permalink

Plastic grocery bags are certainly a hot button issue. When there is a material being banned in certain parts of the world, it’s obviously going to stir some emotions. But it can also do something else; sometimes it forces companies to evolve and become creative in ways they might not have anticipated. read more

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Despite roadblocks, Cereplast sees opportunity in bag bans

Monday, June 10th, 2013 | Permalink

Back in April, after passing a nationwide plastic bag ban, the Italian government published a plastic bag decree in the Official Journal, with enforcement planned to begin on May 27, 2013. According to the decree, merchants must discontinue the use of traditional single-use plastic bags in favor of bioplastic bags or other alternatives. The law prohibits the use of Oxo biodegradable additives and requires Italian merchants to only use compostable applications as defined by EN 13432. read more

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Bag maker and recycler Hilex Poly receives environmental award

Monday, March 25th, 2013 | Permalink

While some hope that plastic bags go the way of the dinosaurs, the nation’s largest manufacturer of single-use plastic bags was recently recognized for its recycling program. read more

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Plastic bag ban blamed for increase in retail theft

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites First it was an increase in E. coli caused by reusable cloth or non-woven bags after plastic bags were banned in San Francisco. Now, we learn that in Seattle the bag ban in that city, instituted in 2012, is being blamed for a big increase in retail theft.     read more

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Misconceptions about plastics alive and well

Monday, March 4th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites Plastic bags, BPA – it’s all the same thing, right? If you work in the plastics industry, you know the answer is no. But it’s no secret that some politicians, journalists and consumers do not understand the distinction between all the different types of plastics. read more

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