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UK plastics industry warns that biodegradable carrier bag levy exemption will hurt recycling, jobs

11:41 AM MST | January 23, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Several sectors of the UK plastics industry today expressed their disappointment that the government is considering to press ahead with plans to potentially exempt biodegradable plastic bags from the single-use carrier bag levy. Such mixed messages implying...


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