Position Paper on plastic carrier bags


Short summary:

Further to the Commission consultation on methods to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags, Municipal Waste Europe hereby puts forward its thoughts and experience in the matter.
Plastic carrier bags present a problem for several reasons, but tackling this issue specifically and separately will not, in Municipal Waste Europe’s opinion, solve the greater overall problems caused by litter and plastic waste. A single initiative on one specific product could have undesired effects, leading to inefficient measures and producing unpredictable results.

Read the Position Paper here